Ella Rothermel is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware where she received her B.S. in Marine Science with a concentration in Marine Biology. While at UD, Ella was involved with the mapping and monitoring of Delaware’s valuable coastal habitats using cutting-edge technologies like quadcopters and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). She specialized in benthic ecology and the use of GIS and statistics to characterize changes in faunal assemblages. She is eager to continue her work with habitat assessments and marine conservation at the SCCF Marine Laboratory. Ella hopes to put her mapping and statistical analysis skills to good use as she assists in the lab’s efforts to restore oyster reef and seagrass communities.