Elizabeth (Eily) Andruszkiewicz is a PhD candidate under Dr. Alexandria Boehm at Stanford University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Her research focuses on using environmental DNA (eDNA) to track marine vertebrates. She uses both quantitative PCR and metabarcoding to identify both individual species and whole communities of vertebrates in the ocean by DNA left behind in the environment. On this cruise, Eily will be working with the eDNA team taking water samples to bring back to the lab for eDNA analysis as well as performing next generation sequencing on board using a MinION sequencer.