Colleen Lumnah

Colleen is originally from a coastal town called Scituate just south of Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her BSc in Oceanography at University of Otago in 2020, and stayed on to pursue an MSc in Marine Science under the supervision of Neil Gemmell, Gert-Jan Jeunen and Miles Lamare. Her current research is focusing on historical Antartic sea sponges and their potential for environmental DNA surveys, with hopes of piecing together a spatial and temporal record of past species distributions.