Carissa Pinon

As a kid growing up in El Paso Texas, I became interested in nature and was taught about human impacts in the desert of my hometown. I decided to learn about the coastal ecosystem and attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). During my undergraduate study I was a student athlete for 4 years, I also held officer positions in several clubs, and graduated through the Honors Program. While completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, my research as an undergraduate was on the impacts of wastewater treatment plants on seagrass and epiphyte communities under the supervision of Dr. Cammarata. I have a passion for plants and I’m currently working as intern in the Ruth O’Brien Herbarium at TAMUCC under the supervision of Dr. Daru and I’m a prospective master’s student for TAMU-CC.