Jennifer McClain-Counts is a biologist at U.S. Geological Survey’s Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Gainesville, FL. Jennie received her in Marine Biology (2006) and her M.S. degree in Marine Science(2010) from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has participated in over 20 offshore cruises in both the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic. She has experience working with a variety of ROVs and submersibles.

Jennie is interested in the use of stable isotopes to elicit trophic relationships and currently works with Dr. Amanda Demopoulos (USGS – WARC) to examine trophic and community structure of marine fauna collected in various habitats, such as wetlands, offshore wrecks, deep-sea coral, chemosynthetic communities and submarine canyons. During the cruise, Jennie will assist with processing sediment cores, water samples and tissue samples for stable isotope analyses. Jennie looks forward to sailing again on R/V Falkor for her first research cruise in the Pacific.