Dr. Vanessa Lovenburg

Vanessa did her PhD at Oxford on soft coral biodiversity, conservation and phylogenetics. Soft corals (a.k.a octocorals) are an understudied group of corals found all over the world from deep to shallow waters in both polar and tropical seas. She has years of experience in field work, lab work(genetics and species identification), mentoring, lecturing, and tutoring. she also have a passion for photography and anything creative.