Aislinn is a Ph.D. candidate at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, studying physical and biological connections between marine habitats. After receiving a B.S. in ecology, behavior, and evolution from the University of California Los Angeles, she came to KAUST for an M.S. in marine science. For her doctoral research, she is exploring how organisms and nutrients flow between tropical coastal habitats like coral reefs, seagrass, macroalgae, and mangroves.