Alessandra is a fourth year student pursuing a B.S. in Microbiology. Through her college experience, she has developed an interest in marine microorganisms and their role in biogeochemical cycling. Currently, she is studying marine microbes that can degrade PHB, a bioplastic, in the hopes that more sustainable materials can be engineered for tomorrow’s oceans. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, sunsets, and playing with her dog Cali.
Update: Alessandra graduated in spring 2022 and is now working with our collaborator, Mango Materials!