Monisha Sugla is an M.S. student and NOAA CCME Scholar in the Coastal and Marine System Science program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is working in Dr. Pollack’s Coastal Conservation and Restoration Ecology lab. Monisha received her B.S. in Marine Biology/Biological Oceanography from Rutgers University- New Brunswick, where she completed an undergraduate thesis exploring the effects of ocean acidification and temperature on Antarctic krill. Afterwards, she worked as a Biological Science Technician with the National Park Service at Crater Lake National Park. Monisha’s interests lie in coastal habitat conservation and restoration. Her thesis research is focusing on habitat restoration and oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.