Emily Grason is a Ph.D. Candidate in Biology at the University of Washington studying invasive species.
Exploring what happens to an ecological community when new species arrive has a lot to teach us about the role evolution plays in species interactions.
In pursuit of this knowledge, Emily has schlepped miles across Washington's mudflats, glued snails to rebar (and her own fingers), and decorated oysters (and her own fingers) with nail polish.
Emily also enjoys science communication, and you can read more about her research and writing at her website: www.emilygrason.weebly.com