SEA Currents: Videos
March 19, 2019
Alumni Spotlight: Kalina Grabb
SEA Semester presents an ocean of opportunity! Many of our alums continue their SEA Semester research back on their home campuses – and beyond. Kalina Grabb, who participated in SEA Semester class S-250 while an undergrad at Harvard University, recently returned to SEA as a coral reef specialist and instructor for our Caribbean Reef Expedition program. She is now a Ph.D. student in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program, researching reactive oxygen species (ROS) and collaborating on a new submersible research instrument, called the DISCO, which she brought on board for this voyage for students to see in action.
"This opportunity to be involved in SEA Semester means so much more beyond the data that is being collected. On paper, this scientific collaboration is allowing me to access many reefs over such a short amount of time throughout the Caribbean to better understand the geographical significance of the trends that we observe. This is also a powerful dataset to couple with the student’s projects and has offered Team ROS the opportunity to be involved in an on-going project that will hopefully be a part of future publications." - Kalina Grabb
Read Kalina's full blog post written during her time on board.