Molly is a Master's student working with Dr. Michael Wetz in the Coastal and Marine System Science program as a Graduate Research Assistant. As a NOAA CCME Scholar, she will research Karenia brevis, a harmful algae that plagues the Gulf of Mexico and the mechanisms of this organism's toxin. Molly graduated from La Salle University with her BS in Biology. During her time in undergraduate she researched both neurotoxicity and the taxonomic diversity of microbial organisms in urban versus suburban rivers. As a lifelong ocean lover, she has volunteered at a Florida State Park on the west coast of the state and enjoyed swimming at the Jersey shore every summer growing up.