Annie is a 2010 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she obtained an B.S. in Geology. She earned a Master of Science in Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in 2013. Her master's project focused on interpreting global marine nitrogen cycling during the Last Glacial Maximum from a set of un-reacted pore fluids collected below the North Pacific Gyre.
After graduating, Annie held a position as a research associate in a geochemistry lab at the University of Akron, an opportunity that afforded her the chance to dive 1.5 miles below the sea surface in HOV ALVIN. Following her position as a research associate, Annie remained at the University of Akron as a visiting scholar, and split her time as a remote researcher for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and as an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College. After leaving Ohio in spring of 2016, Annie continued to work remotely for UAF and, in fall of 2017, she held a short term position as a Research Associate at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. In addition to Annie’s work as a marine geochemist, she takes a deep interest in deep-sea exploration. In 2018, she published a paper investigating the largest and deepest cluster of brooding octopods ever observed and their ill-fated future.
Annie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Oceanography. Her research will focus on habitat mapping. Ultimately, Annie is interested in the connection between the biosphere and the environment. For instance, understanding the macro-community members and distribution, and investigating what roll the environmental factors (geological, chemical, physical, thermal) have on them. In additional to scientific research, Annie enjoys scientific outreach and has been a contributing blog writer to Oceanbites.org since 2013.