Natasha Griswold is currently pursuing her undergraduate B.S. degree in global environmental sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is originally from Orange, California and transferred after one year at Irvine Valley College. She plans to spend her summer at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology working on her thesis, and obtaining her scuba certification. She is very excited to be apart of the team for the Falkor cruise, and hopes it will be the beginning of many research cruises.