Frances Lichowski is a senior seafloor mapping specialist with the NOAA Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED). She received her B.S. in geology and graduated with an M.S. in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Kiel. She now works with CRED’s EcoSpatial Information Team, specializing in acoustic surveys, benthic habitat mapping, data analysis, and supporting the team’s mapping operations. Outside of work, you will find her playing in the ocean. She loves to spend her time surfing, free diving, and paddling canoes.