Brianna Alanis completed her B.S. as a NOAA CCME Undergraduate Scholar in 2017. She is currently a NOAA CCME Graduate Scholar in Ocean, Coastal and Earth Science (OCES) at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley advised by Dr. John Breier. Her background is in Biology. Her primary focus is creating autonomous proxies by means of marine chemistry and marine engineering as well as developing new methods of deep sea research.