Amanda is a senior at Swarthmore College completing a degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. Her research interests are marine invertebrates and the conservation of marine ecosystems. At Swarthmore College, she has conducted independent research in the evolutionary and cellular biology laboratories and is currently a teaching assistant for invertebrate biology. Outside of Swarthmore, Amanda has conducted research at Mountain Lake Biological Station, Lizard Island Research Station, and most recently, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This summer at WHOI she investigated the physiology behind circadian rhythms of the starlet anemone in the lab of Dr. Ann Tarrant. She plans to pursue a PhD in marine science with a focus on conservation.