Adriane McDonald is a second year Ph.D. student in the Hofmann Lab in the EEMB Department. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with Honors at Spelman College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, Georgia, but developed her passion for Marine Ecology through participation in REUs, such as The Diversity Project and WHOI Summer Student Fellowship. Adriane's research interests include evaluating the responses of marine invertebrate species approved for California aquaculture to multiple environmental stressors. Specifically, she plans to assess physiological responses of early stages of Spiny lobster to both elevated temperature and hypoxic stress. Adriane is also an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, which she hopes to continue to work for through outreach programs like FUERTE. In her free time, Adriane enjoys cooking, sewing, painting, and exercising.
Adriane's research interests include evaluating the responses of marine invertebrate aquaculture species to multiple environmental stressors, such as elevated temperature and hypoxia.