Alexandra Pfeiffer

Alexandra Pfeiffer is a PhD student at the Marine Sciences Program of FIU


Foraging ecology of coastal bottlenose dolphins and impacts of contaminants.


If you want to collaborate with Alexandra or know more about her work, drop her a line.


Alexandra graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology. Her research experience stems from working on the conservation of the Mississippi Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin pileata). During her undergraduate research she spent countless hours in the field doing nesting and population surveys. After she graduated, Alexandra completed an internship at the Miami Seaquarium, where she helped rehabilitate manatees to be successfully released. Later, Alexandra ran a hands-on marine biologist summer camp for children that focused on Biscayne Bay’s ecosystems.

Alexandra’s research focuses on understanding the foraging behavior of coastal bottlenose dolphins in South Florida, and how these animals are affected by contaminants, particularly mercury and persistent organic pollutants.


Since 2020

PhD student at FIU (Marine Conservation Ecology Lab)

2020 - 2019

Biologist Camp Counselor for Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preservers

2018 - 2019

Manatee Rehabilitation intern at the Miami Seaquarium


Bachelor’s in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology, University of Alabama