Melanie Carolan (she/her/hers) graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Earth science and a minor in mathematics. She is now a PhD student at the University of New Hampshire.
In summer 2022, she served as the Fisheries Science Intern at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Melanie has a background in mathematics, science, education, and studio arts. Her interests include science education, marine life, natural disasters, mathematics, and humanity’s use of natural resources. In her most recent research roles, she prepared and printed 3D models of foraminifera for educational use and studied sediment cores from Shaver Pond, NY. Melanie plans to attend graduate school after graduating from Vassar College. Having grown up in New Hampshire, Melanie enjoys swimming, kayaking, and exploring the lakes and coasts of New England. You can also find her playing harp in her free time.