Monica Moritsch

UC Santa Cruz MARINE Student Liaison

Specialties: Ocean Education

UCSC Liaison Since 2015,

Monica is a PhD candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz. She is interested in intertidal community ecology and the trophic interactions that influence marine ecosystems. Her research focuses on identifying possible environmental contributors to sea star wasting syndrome outbreaks and its ecological consequences for intertidal communities. She is also interested in helping fellow students access resources to benefit their careers and connect with the greater marine science community. Monica is originally from Sacramento and received a BS in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley. For more information about Monica's research, visit her website.