I am a third year-student student majoring Electrical Engineering and minoring in Computer Systems at Western Washington University. Although I am studying technology, I have always enjoyed a fascination for biology. Being a long time surfer and spearfishmen, I feel a strong appreciation for our oceans. My interest in nature and robust robotics and control systems has introduced me into the awesome world of marine technology. I am thrilled to be participating in the Visions ’15 expedition and interacting with the personell and technology aboard the R/V Thomson.