Alexandra Thomsen recently graduated from Brown University, where she studied Biology. Her love for marine life began during childhood, through snorkeling, identifying fish in guide books, and visiting the New England Aquarium. In high school, she grew concerned about the conservation issues affecting the oceans and has been drawn to this area of study ever since. Last summer, Alexandra studied algal blooms in Narragansett Bay with the Thornber Lab at URI. She currently works as an intern at The Ocean Project.