Master’s Student, Mehta & Williams Labs
BS, Biology, US Air Force Academy, 2013
MS, Supply Chain Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2018
Hello! I’m Andrew, a first-year master’s student in the Williams Lab, co-advised by Dr. Rita Mehta. I completed my B.S. in biology from the US Air Force Academy in 2013, and my M.S. in supply chain management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2018. For my master’s thesis, my research focused on how successful partnerships form to conserve natural resources and protect endangered species on military installations.
For my master’s work with Dr. Williams, I will be studying the ecological physiology of marine mammals, specifically their capacity to thermoregulate during an escape response caused by anthropogenic noise. In Dr. Mehta’s lab, I’ll be researching the ecological morphology of moray eels, along with the functional ecology of octopus arms.