Erica Sampaga is a senior at University of Washington, double majoring in Oceanography and Earth and Space Science: Geology.  She is interested in the deep sea, hydrothermal vents, marine geology, and seafloor mapping.  Erica is also a member of the UnderWater Remotely Operated Vehicle (UWROV) team that specializes in building ROV’s for competitions and research.  Erica currently works for the Program on Climate Change at the University of Washington.