Anya Štajner is a PhD student in the biological oceanography program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She completed her undergraduate’s degree at the University of California, Davis where she studied Marine and Coastal Sciences with an Emphasis in Organismal Biology and Ecology. She did undergraduate research on teleost fish morphology as well as factors affecting the consumption rates of larval fish by juvenile velella velellas.
In graduate school, Anya is interested in determining how California fires affect our ocean and plans to look at the affects of ash on phytoplankton communities. When she’s not studying Anya brews kombucha, runs the collective blog for women in science SciGal Collective, and produces episodes of her pop-marine-science podcast, Wet.