I am currently a second year Master of Marine Science student at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) under Dr. Rosanna Milligan. I am interested in using image-based analyses to help in determining where myctophid specimens may fall in their clade. My thesis project aims to utilize digital image analyses to offer insight into where an unidentified Diaphus specimen may fall within the genus. This is to be done with an examination of the lateral and orbital photophores of various myctophid specimens (mainly Diaphus spp.). Prior to NSU, I received my Bachelor of Science in Marine Science at the University of South Carolina.