Rachael Klose is a master’s student in the Fisheries and Mariculture Program working with Dr. Joe Fox and Dr. John Scarpa on oyster aquaculture. At HRI, Rachael will be researching biofouling on suspended midwater oyster cages, its effect on oyster growth, and the economic and managerial implications. She received her B.S. in Marine Science with an Aquaculture concentration and a Fisheries minor from the University of Maine in 2019. Her undergraduate work consisted primarily of working with scallop aging and on an analysis of northern shrimp eggs, the latter of which became her senior thesis and has been published.