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Sonya Timko

Course Title: Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Introduction to Marine Biology

Sonya Timko is a Master's candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography using infrared technology to research heat exchange in crabs. She hopes to continue her education into a Ph.D. program to further study how structural properties of exoskeletons can affect heat transfer in crustaceans. Sonya has also been involved with research focusing on cleaner shrimp, mantis shrimp, plankton, cuttlefish and underwater assays of tropical marine fishes. Sonya has had experience teaching as a co-instructor for Introduction to Marine Biology since 2017, an assistant for Marine Invertebrates Lab and Life in the Oceans at SIO, and has taught for the JROTC STEM camp at UCSD.

 - University of Singapore, Singapore, Biodiversity and Mandarin Studies, Education Abroad.
 - BS in Marine Biology, University of California, San Diego.
 - MS in Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (in process).

 - Introduction to Marine Biology - Academic Connections

 - JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) STEM Camp - San Diego Unified School District / UCSD

 - Diversity of Plankton - 2018 Catalina Experience

 - Life in the Oceans - UCSD Extension

 - Marine Invertebrates Lab - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 - Intern for Bilingual Education in Science and Math, Preuss School, UCSD

Cohen, R.E., James, C.C., Lee, A., Martinelli, M.M., Muraoka, W.T., Ortega, M., Sadowski, R., Starkey, L., Szesciorka, A.R., Timko, S.E. and Weiss, E.L., 2018. Marine host-pathogen dynamics: Influences of global climate change. Oceanography, 31(2), pp.182-193.