Student Perspectives Blog Posts

Talitridae Girl Summer

Viktoria was a high school dual enrollment at the Santa Rosa Junior and to be a freshman at UC Davis in the fall studying plant biology.

Summer with Burying Beetles

Sydney Franks is a fourth-year Biology major at SRJC intending to transfer in the fall of 2024.  She is interested in exploring ecological research and was mentored by Tracie Hayes at the  Bodega Marine Lab in the summer of 2023.  

This summer I was given the opportunity to intern at the Bodega Marine Lab. Prior to this, I had no research experience and did not know what exactly I would like to do majoring in  Biology. I knew I wanted to gain research experience in a lab or doing field work to expand the options for my future.  

Unraveling the Mysteries of Ocean Alkalinity in Tomales Bay

Sahil Prasad is a SeaGrant Pathways and SRJC-BML intern in the Coastal Health and Nearshore Geochemistry (CHANGE) Lab. He is a community college transfer student attending UC Davis in Fall 2023 majoring in Molecular and Medical Microbiology.

Working in the WAC Lab

Driven by his interest in aquaculture and restoration ecology Ry has been taking biology classes at SRJC as he explores the possibility of applying to graduate school. 

This summer I had the opportunity to work in the White Abalone Culture (WAC) Lab, under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Ashlock, who is a postdoctoral scholar for the lab. Through my experience I was able to learn about the primary goals and mission of the lab, gain experience with the day-to-day work of maintaining animals and experiments, and participate in research aimed at answering specific questions about how to increase white abalone breeding success and survival.