During her undergraduate career, Claudia had the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary science education. Her interests led her to a variety of independent research projects from the coasts of Cape Cod, MA to the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.
Snowfall and Sea Surface Temperature
Summer of 2016, Claudia worked as a SCRiM Summer Scholar at Penn State University conducting a statistical analysis of SST and snowfall in the northeastern US under the mentorship of Dr. Andra Reed.
Read more: http://www.scrimhub.org/opportunities/summer-scholars/ss-16.html
Oyster Aquaculture at WHOI
As a Summer Student Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic, Claudia studied microbial processes in sediments under oyster aquaculture and measured the processes associated with nitrogen removal.
Water Mass Movements over the Chatham Rise, NZ
While on a study abroad with SEA Semester Claudia participated in a directed oceanographic research project alongside Dr. Deb Goodwin. She identified water masses and their movement over the Chatham Rise, NZ. Using CTD casts and ADCP data, she analyzed how the structure's bathymetry influenced the movement of the different water masses.
During her time as a Natural History Research Experiences Intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in 2014, Claudia studied trace fossils from the Ediacaran and Early Cambrian to understand how the organisms engineered their environment. She worked under the mentorship of Dr. Doug Erwin.