Miya is a NOAA CCME Graduate Scholar working toward her Master's in Marine Science through the California State University - Monterey Bay at Moss Landing Marine Labs, with a focus on coastal physical and geological oceanography. Miya's research is focused on assessing shoreline and sandbar response to storm events using imagery data. Miya earned her Bachelor's degree with a major in Oceanography and minor in Arctic Policy from the University of Washington, Seattle. She subsequently worked as a Data Technician automating oceanographic data analysis and processing methods for a consulting firm before returning to graduate school. She strives to pursue a career that integrates data science, ocean and earth sciences, and making science accessible.