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Student Spotlight

Profiles of the students who represent the next generation of ocean and earth scientists.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Susheel Adusumilli
Geophysics PhD student pursuing research of ice-ocean interactions makes a positive difference with his conversations and projects on climate change
Jul 09, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Vanessa ZoBell
PhD student fascinated by the intelligence and mystery of whales studies ship noise impacts on baleen whales in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Jun 24, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Maya Becker
Geophysics PhD student fascinated by ice-shelf mass change pursues research in glaciology
May 27, 2020
A young woman hikes near mountains. Scripps Student Spotlight: Sawyer Brand
Scripps undergraduate student fascinated by the dynamic wonders of the ocean and atmosphere delves into research with Argo floats
May 04, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Karen Gutierrez
Scripps graduate student inspired by geosciences, history, and anthropology to pursue research in paleoclimatology
Apr 23, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Weiguang (Roger) Wu
Scripps undergraduate student pursues studying ocean science in the name of art
Apr 02, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniela Faggiani Dias
A PhD student hailing from Brazil seeks new ways to understand the mechanisms that enable scientists to make accurate climate predictions
Mar 06, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: India Dove
A recently-graduated marine biology student analyzes the changes in the population size structure of Nassau Grouper to assess their recovery from overexploitation
Feb 12, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniel Yee
Scripps PhD student pursues research in molecular and cell biology of diatoms responsible for a large portion of the planet’s photosynthesis and oxygen production
Jan 10, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Kayla Wilson
A PhD student studying the biochemistry of marine sponges seeks new ways to help improve human health
Dec 12, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Emily Kunselman
A graduate student investigates the benefits of bacteria found in oyster microbiomes
Nov 25, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Anai Novoa
Graduate student investigates the role and future of parasites when their hosts respond to climate change
Oct 30, 2019
Scripps Oceanography graduate student Grant Batzel. Scripps Student Spotlight: Grant Batzel
A passionate PhD student who makes the most out of his time at Scripps to study the slipper snail and become a well-rounded scientist
Sep 25, 2019
Master's student Jessica Sportelli on a Zodiac in the Churchill River in Canada. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jessica Sportelli
Marine biology master’s student is studying whale acoustics to identify why killer whales are migrating to new places
Aug 27, 2019
Drake Singleton examines the surface rupture of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif. Photo: Nick Lau Scripps Student Spotlight: Drake Singleton
Geophysics graduate student conducts research to understand earthquakes and active faults in Southern California
Jul 30, 2019
Daria Sheik near Flores Island, British Columbia while researching grey whales. Scripps Student Spotlight: Daria Sheik
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation graduate student is working to develop an app to connect conservation organizations and researchers with people across the world
Jun 26, 2019
Scripps graduate student Audrey Tan. Scripps Student Spotlight: Audrey Tan
Climate Science and Policy graduate student is researching how El Niño impacts lives and biodiversity across the Pacific Ocean
Jun 07, 2019
Scripps graduate student Travis Courtney. Photo by Lark Starkey. Scripps Student Spotlight: Travis Courtney
Geosciences graduate student is researching how climate change is affecting coral reef structures
May 13, 2019
Scripps graduate student Allison Cusick Scripps Student Spotlight: Allison Cusick
Oceanography graduate student is researching how water from melting glaciers affects phytoplankton in the Arctic and Antarctic
Apr 22, 2019
Daniel Conley and other Scripps students conduct field work aboard R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. Photo: Cody Gallo Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniel Conley
Marine biology graduate student is studying how corals react to different environmental conditions
Mar 19, 2019