Hi! My name is Annika Dawley and I am a Junior at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). I am in the Honors College majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish. I am an Olympia local and have grown up loving the water. I love tidepooling, razor clamming, and trips out to Grayland Beach. My passion for marine biology started with watching too much Animal Planet and encouraged by my incredible Marine Biology course in high school. At WSU I work in the Dowd lab studying the salinity and temperature ranges of copepods (Tigriopus californicus) to better understand the metabolic impact of global warming. I hope to continue my career in biology combining my love for local conservation, research, and education. I am extremely thankful for this incredible learning opportunity in Cascadia’s West Coast Office!