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Rhianne Cofer

Honors Research Program Student
High School Student
Cape Henry Collegiate School

Rhianne Cofer is a junior at Cape Henry Collegiate School, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is extremely interested in all aspects of the natural sciences, but especially biology and conservation. Rhianne hopes to someday become a conservation biologist (or something in a related field, such as oceanography, molecular biology, or ecology). She is the president of the Green Team at her high school, and she was the driving force behind the implementation of a new recycling program at her school. Outside of school, Rhianne enjoys horseback riding, mountain biking, running, sailing, yoga, and taking care of her family's pets.      

Rhianne is presently a junior at Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach and she has attended it since she was in kindergarten. She hopes to graduate as soon as possible and go away to a college of her choice.  

"I am so excited for this amazing opportunity because I will receive invaluable experience working alongside professional scientists and gain a better insight into the actual research done by oceanographers!"   


Rhianne participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: