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About Heidi Waite

I am currently a fourth year student at the University of Central Florida majoring in Biology. I am a McNair Scholar and I am aim to pursue a Ph.D. in marine biology with a focus on ecology and physiology of marine organisms.

I participated in the Duke University Marine Lab REU program, where I investigated the larval release in the crab Dyspanopeus sayi and entrainment by temperature cycles. At UCF, I am a research assistant in Dr. Walters' Coastal Estuarine and Ecology Lab. I am currently working on an undergraduate thesis investigated the abundance and variety of microplastics found in the organic tissue of the eastern oysters and Atlantic mud crabs.

Curriculum Vitae


Present University of Central Florida