Since I was in preschool, going to the beach has been one of my favorite things to do. Over time, it instilled in me a fascination with the ocean, especially the physics behind it. Here at William & Mary, I've had the unique opportunity to self-design my Oceanography major. I designed my major to include some interesting technical classes, as well as electives concerning climate change and sustainability. This major has led me to many diverse experiences, from working in labs both here at VIMS and at the Center For Coastal Studies in Provincetown, MA. One of my main goals is to better understand what's in store for our oceans and how to preserve them.