Kathryn Whitmer (Leg 2)

Hello, my name is Kathryn, and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in marine biology. I have always had a passion for the ocean and marine life, and I am particularly interested in the biology of the deeper ocean, how it interacts with the surface, and how those interactions are impacted by climate change. I have no previous experience with ship-based research, so I am excited to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Thompson, as well as how research is conducted on board. Looking forward to meeting everyone and coming aboard!