During the course of my undergrad career I have developed a passion for microbial life. My fascination began with diatoms and their ecological importance and contribution to climate change. I am also fascinated with mycelial networks and how they work as nature’s source for nutrition and information. The fact that these small yet intricate life forms impact the world on such a large scale drives me to want to learn more about them. My area of interest in this program is so study fungi in oceanic ecosystems and correlate fungal diversity to their symbiotic prokaryotes. This research would focus under coastal intelligence by providing insight on the microbial conditions of coastal areas.