I am a Sophomore student studying Electrical Engineering at Western Washington University. My interest in Engineering springs from my passion for natural sciences. I became fascinated with the ocean when I took a Survey of Oceanography course in community college, and I have since wanted to engage in a more hands-on exploration of the oceans.  I am excited to spend time aboard the R/V Thompson this summer, and to
observe the instrumentation and technology that will be employed during the my time on the vessel, such as the seafloor cameras and hydrophones.