I graduated from UM majoring in Biology and minoring in Marine Science and Photography. I continue to be involved in the lab through research and leading the social media initiative in the Trop Bio Lab. In 2012, I worked in Dr. Stephan Zuchner’s lab at the Miller School of Medicine studying Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. Ever since I was little, I have had a connection with the natural world and have wanted to study it. During the summer of 2013 I took the Solomon Islands Field Course led by Drs. Al & Floria Uy. There, I learned a lot about field biology and island ecology. As a result of this experience, now I am studying population genetics of social wasps and s movement of kleptoparasitic spiders of the Solomon Islands. In the future I hope to be able to meld my two strongest passions, photography and science, together in order to educate the public.
Christine has graduated from UM, but continues to be involved in the lab with her project on spiders and leading the social media initiative in the Trop Bio Lab.