Victoria is an MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program second-year graduate student and roboticist advised by Dr. Anna Michel. Victoria received a Bachelor’s degree in Robotic Systems at Olin College of Engineering, and worked with the Tallinn University of Technology’s Center for Biorobotics as a Fulbright student prior to joining the Joint Program in 2017. Her marine-based research has included the affectionately named “SnotBot” flying-drone for cetacean breath condensate collection, autonomy regimes for a low-cost marine archaeology robot, and currently adaptive sampling techniques for chemical plumes and fronts. On this cruise, she is working with the WHOI JetYak surface platform to determine whether methane from the seep is reaching the surface layer, and if so, characterizing the chemical expression extent and dynamics.