Since graduating from CSU Monterey Bay, Alex has worked as a research diver (UCSC, UCSB), fisheries observer (NOAA) and charter boat captain, continuing his ADHD career track as a graduate student at MLML.
His interests center on mechanisms potentially responsible for the transfer of mercury in the surface ocean to coastal marine fog. Specifically, he is studying the thin (100 microns) skin layer of the sea surface and currently building and tuning contraptions to collect and eventually analyze material from this layer in the coastal zone.
When not in his lab, Alex can be found submerged in kelp forests, driving a boat, or foraging for snacks in the student lounge. (easily baited with peanut butter pretzels)