Jessica Pruitt is a first year Marine Biology Master’s student at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She is studying Eastern Pacific deep habitats and biogeography in Dr. Greg Rouse’s lab. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 2016, with a major in Oceanography and a minor in Marine Biology. Before returning to graduate school, she volunteered and interned at several aquariums. This is Jessica’s first research cruise!