Fanny Girard is a third-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Charles Fisher’s lab at the Pennsylvania State University. As part of her thesis, she has been looking at the long-term impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep-sea coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico using imaging methods. She is mainly focusing on understanding processes that influence coral recovery after impact. On this cruise, FannyI will be assisting image acquisition and mosaicking.

Fanny graduated from Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris, France) in 2011, and got her Msc in Marine Ecology at the University of Western Brittany (Brest, France) in 2013.