Ewton Honors College Graduate
Degree(s): 
H.B.S., Microbiology
Minor(s): 
Chemistry

Following graduation, Erica will complete the second and final year of a masters in Microbiology through the Accelerated Masters Program at OSU. Erica will continue to conduct microbial ecology research regarding the massive coral bleaching event surrounding the island of Mo'orea (next to Tahiti).  Erica plans to find and apply to a PhD program aligning with a fascination for marine microbes and how climate change may affect ecology of the systems these microbes inhabit.

Thesis: The effects of X-ray CT scanning on microbial communities in sediment cores