Amy Gartman is a Research Oceanographer and Global Marine Minerals project lead at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. She joined the USGS in 2015 as a Mendenhall fellow. She completed a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Delaware, and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, where she studied interactions between microorganisms and metal sulfide minerals. Her work focuses on all aspects of marine minerals in the global ocean including understanding marine mineral composition, where marine minerals may occur as deposits, and potential environmental issues if extraction were ever to occur. She is particularly interested in formation and dissolution processes, especially through the lens of redox geochemistry and the role of nanoparticles.