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Kelly Pennoyer

Nautilus Ambassador
Graduate Student
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Kelly Pennoyer is a PhD student at Texas A&M Corpus Christi studying molecular ecology and evolution. Her research focuses on adaptive genetic differentiation across the depth ranges of intertidal invertebrates. Kelly has research experience in crustacean stress physiology, coral reef benthic ecology and squid behavior.

Kelly Pennoyer graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2008 with a BS in marine biology, and from the University of New England in 2013 with a MS in marine science. She is currently a PhD student at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Kelly Pennoyer was sponsored by CITGO as part of the Nautilus Ambassador program.

"I am excited to sail aboard Nautilus because it is a great opportunity to explore the ocean and share the experience through the telepresence system."