Sarah Baxstrom (Leg 2)

Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a rising junior at the University of Washington majoring in oceanography with a minor in quantitative science. I have always been fascinated by the ocean and I am so excited to be involved in this once in a lifetime experience. I am looking forward to using and getting to know the amazing technology onboard as well as what I can learn from the data collected by these instruments. I am also very interested in astrobiology and can’t wait to learn more about the essential role that hydrothermal environments play in our own ocean and what they could teach us about life in other parts of the universe.