Jordana is an M.S. student in the Coastal and Marine System Science program and a NOAA fellow. She is working under Dr. Michael Wetz conducting research on red tide blooms in Texas estuaries. Prior to pursuing a master's degree, Jordana worked as a lab and field biologist at a lake management company in South Florida. She helped collect and process water quality samples to produce scientific reports for lakes all throughout Florida. She began focusing on algae about two years ago, while performing algae identifications for clients with problematic blooms. It is through this position that she developed a fascination and appreciation for algae. After experiencing the devastation of red tide blooms in Florida she was motivated to pursue further opportunities to study and learn about red tide, which ultimately led her to Corpus Christi. When she's not geeking out over algae she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and finding new parks to visit.