I have always had a passion for the ocean and the plethora of marine creatures that call it home. My itching curiosity to explore the biodiversity and evolution of marine invertebrates inspired me to become a proud member of Greg Rouse’s Marine Invertebrates Phylogenetics Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As the lab manager, my personal objectives are to instill in new students a shared passion for our research and to help elicit publications in a collaborative, timely fashion.