Zena Cardman is a Royster Society Graduate Fellow at the University of North Carolina. She is a marine microbiologist, currently focusing on the diversity and metabolisms of microorganisms living in the sea floor sediment. Her field work has taken her from the Arctic to Antarctica... and the Gulf of Mexico. Zena has also spent time with NASA on the Pavilion Lake Research Project, and sailed with the Sea Education Association as a diesel mechanic on board their 135-foot brigantine.
Zena Cardman graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2010 with a B.Sc. in Biology and minors in Marine Sciences, Poetry, and Chemistry. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Marine Science at UNC.