Person: David Caress

David Caress is the Principal Engineer for Seafloor Mapping at MBARI. He studied marine geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and then worked as a research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and as a geophysicist at SeaBeam Instruments and Science Applications International Corporation. Since 1993, he has been the principal … Continued

Person: Sergio Parra

Sergio Parra is a doctoral student in Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. Advised by Dr. Victoria Orphan, his work at Caltech primarily focuses on characterizing the spatial distribution of active chemotrophs hosted by diverse marine carbonate structures and investigating the role of internal structure and … Continued

Person: Rebecca Wipfler

Rebecca Wipfler is a current PhD student working with Victoria Orphan at the California Institute of Technology researching microbes that live in the deep ocean. She is interested in understanding microbial metabolic activity and physiology at in situ conditions compared to ex situ laboratory conditions. Her favorite part of her work is going to sea on research expeditions and … Continued

Person: Manet Peña Salinas

Manet is a biologist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and has a master’s degree in Marine Ecology from the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE). Currently, she is doing her PhD in Coastal Oceanography at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). She is a member of the … Continued

Person: Karina Fuentes-Bustillos

Karina Fuentes Bustillos is from Ensenada, Baja California Mexico. She holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Baja California. Her master’s degree is in Earth Sciences from the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Studies, and she is currently studying for her PhD at the same institution.

Person: Isabela Macias-Iniguez

Isabela is from Jalisco, Mexico. Since she was a child, she has had a special interest in marine sciences. She moved from Jalisco to study oceanography at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) where she was part of a research project working on 2D reflection seismic data from Cerralvo basin, Gulf of California. Isabela … Continued

Person: Marc Julià Miralles

Marc obtained a BSc in Marine Science from the University of Cadiz. During 2012-2014 he completed a MSc in Oceanography by the Marine Science Institute (ICM) – Spanish Research Council (CSIC) in Barcelona and in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias University (ULPGC) (Spain). His MSc 2012-2013 thesis was conducted with the Oceanography and Climate Change … Continued

Person: Luis Angel Vega Ramirez

Luis Vega is a Ph.D. student in Earth Sciences at the Center for Scientific Investigation and Higher Education at Ensenada (CICESE). He has a Master Degree in Earth Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences. His Ph.D. research project aims for automatic detection of fault-scarps in high-resolution bathymetry data by machine-learning techniques. He enjoys learning … Continued

Person: Ismael Yarbuh

Ismael Yarbuh was born in the Venezuelan Andes of South America. From an early age he was curious to understand the processes of mountain formation and the habitat that existed in those environments. After completing his undergraduate studies in geological engineering at the Universidad de los Andes (ULA), he ventured into a master’s degree related … Continued

Person: Ale de la Puente

Ale de la Puente is an artist with a diverse background and continuum studies, including design, boatbuilding, navigation, astronomy, physics, and philosophy. She is known for her poetic and conceptual explorations of time and space across a wide field of mediums, ranging from installations and sculptures to drawings, photography, and video including art&science expeditions in … Continued