Mai Abualsaud (Leg 3)

Hello!! My name is Mai Abualsaud and I am a rising junior majoring in Environmental Engineering. I have always been passionate about the environment, but taking an introductory oceanography class at UW has made me especially interested in the Ocean. Topics like hydrothermal vents, sea level rise, water acidification have all piqued my interest. For this reason, I think this cruise is an excellent hands-on opportunity to experience the ocean and see firsthand how these issues are impacting our waters. I am extremely excited to meet the scientists, engineers, and fellow students boarding this cruise ship and share this experience with them.