Eliza Mills is an M.S. student. She earned her B.S. in Marine Science/Biology from Eckerd College, where she completed a senior thesis studying the spatial distribution of bottlenose dolphin behavior in Boca Ciega and Tampa Bay, Florida. In addition, Eliza was awarded a NOAA Hollings Scholarship and conducted a project analyzing the diet of harp and gray seals in the U.S. Northwest Atlantic. She is interested in movement and migration patterns, behavior, and the spatial ecology of marine megafauna. Eliza’s current research focuses on tracking bottlenose dolphin movement and behavior in relation to vessels in the Corpus Christi ship channel in Port Aransas, TX.
Makayla Guinn is a M.S. student. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Baylor University where she studied stress and reproductive endocrinology in baleen whales. Her current research is focused on the stress and health of bottlenose dolphins in the Texas Coastal Bend, and she hopes to pursue non-profit marine mammal endocrine research in the future.