I am currently an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz working on a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (2018). I am interested in the feeding mechanics of fish to learn about the key role that predator-prey interactions play in our coastal marine ecosystems. I am a Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) student working in Rita Mehta’s lab on a project to understand interspecific differences in feeding capabilities as well as the changes in morphological functionality in accordance to ontogenetic shifts in diet.