Andrew Paley (Legs 1-4)

Hey there! My name is Andrew, and I am a current double major in Marine Biology and Oceanography at the University of Washington. I am primarily interested in the interactions that geological and marine hydrothermal systems have with the unique marine life that inhabits them, and the implications these might have for the origins of life which makes working with RCA on Axial Seamount a dream come true. As a plus, I have always loved working at sea, so I am super excited to be working aboard my first VISIONS cruise this summer and share this experience with so many great people.