Isabela is currently an undergraduate senior at Boston University majoring in marine science. During her time at BU she has joined the Rotjan Marine Ecology Lab where she is investigating nutrient translocation inĀ Astrangia poculata, a facultative symbiotic temperate coral. Her focus has been on coral physiology specifically asking questions related to symbiosis and colonialism. By her approaching graduation date she will have participated in three research based marine semesters which have included time on a research station in Belize. During that time she has fallen in love with fieldwork driving her to seek every opportunity to be inspired by marine environments.