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        Plankton Scientist | Career Series

        Meet Cathy Garcia, a Ph.D. candidate who studies plankton and ocean nutrient cycles. In this video series, Cathy will share her experiences working as a scientist and the field work she completed aboard an oceanographic vessel to study plankton communities in the Indian Ocean. Through this series, Cathy introduces the scientific tools used aboard the exploration vessel and shares what life at sea is like. After watching, students will have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of this science career, the multi-disciplinary skills necessary to be successful as a scientist, and potential career paths.

        Plankton Scientist | Career Profile - Episode 1

        What does a day at work look like for a plankton scientist? Find out what Cathy Garcia likes best about studying plankton and her career as a scientist.

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        Plankton Scientist | Life at Sea - Episode 2

        Scientist Cathy Garcia describes her latest oceanographic expedition to the Indian Ocean. Explore what it’s like to live and work at sea.

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        Plankton Scientist | Path to Success - Episode 3

        Learn about Cathy Garcia’s personal story including how she was inspired to pursue a career in science, her advice for aspiring scientists, and the career options ahead of her.

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