Email: alankow “at” ucsc.edu
Hello! I’m Andrew, a first-year master’s student in the Mehta Lab, co-advised by Dr. Terrie Williams. I completed my B.S. in biology from the US Air Force Academy in 2013, and my M.S. in supply chain management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2018. For my master’s thesis, my research focused on how successful partnerships form to conserve natural resources and protect endangered species on military installations.
For my master’s work with Dr. Mehta, I will be studying the ecological morphology of moray eels, along with the functional ecology of octopus arms. In Dr. Williams’s lab, I’ll be researching the ecological physiology of marine mammals, specifically their capacity to thermoregulate during an escape response caused by anthropogenic noise.