ABOUT

I am a Ph.D. student in the Eliason lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

My research interest is in environmental animal physiology. I am interested in understanding the underlying physiological and biochemical mechanisms that enable marine organisms to remain resilient in an ever-changing environment.

I was born and raised in a small town on the border of Somalia and Ethiopia until my early teens when my family moved to Minnesota. I graduated with a B.A. in Biology with Statistics minor from St. Olaf College in 2020 where I worked with Dr. Anne Walter studying the biochemical adaptation of blue mussels.

For more details about my research experiences and qualifications, please see my CV or feel free to connect with me through social media.