Kyra Jean Cipolla

Kyra Jean Cipolla

M.S. Student, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute 

Kyra (she/her) is an incoming graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute. She will conduct a comparative study to understand the relationship between coral reef structure, cryptobenthic fish diversity, and their role within the nutrient flows of reef environments in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Her passion for ecological research is aligned with science communication and involving underrepresented groups in STEM. She is a DDCSP- UW alumna and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability and Italian Studies at Drew University.¬†