Grace is a 1st year PhD student originally from Salem, Massachusetts. Grace attended University of San Diego from 2015-2020, earning a BA and then MS in Environmental and Ocean Sciences (Marine Ecology pathway). Her thesis research with Dr. Jennifer Prairie focused on the ingestion and selection of marine snow by copepods.
In joining the Decima Lab, Grace plans to continue working with zooplankton by studying their role in mediating remineralization of various elements. Although her thesis work left her with a passion for copepods, she has developed a soft spot for gelatinous zooplankton such as pyrosomes.