My name is Elaine and I am an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Specialist at the University of Toronto, class of 2014. My research interests range from plant-animal mutualisms, behavioural ecology, and evolutionary response to environmental stress. For my Summer Student Fellowship at WHOI, I am working with advisor Dr. Lauren Mullineaux in the Biology Department on larval behaviour and settlement. After graduation, I hope to pursue a PhD in biological oceanography. In this blog, I document some of my experiences through this wonderful program, which may be helpful for future fellows or students considering research in oceanography.