Elaine Kurr is a M.S. Coastal and Marine Systems Science student at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and a research assistant for HRI’s endowed chair Dr. Paul Montagna in the Ecosystems and Modeling Lab. She received her B.S. in Marine Science-Biology from The University of Tampa in 2017. Elaine’s thesis research involves understanding how freshwater inflow impacts natural hatcheries and trophic dynamics in Texas estuaries.