Justine Jackson-Ricketts – National Geographic Society Newsroom
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Daniel Costa's lab in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz. My dissertation project focuses on Irrawaddy dolphins in the Gulf of Thailand, a subpopulation that has been studied by Dr. Ellen Hines and colleagues since 2008. I am studying their habitat, diet, lifetime movements, and potential interactions with humans. I grew up in a small town in Virginia and received my Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University in 2010. My ultimate career goal is to become a science writer so I can bring science to everyone and show people why it's actually really awesome.