Alexandra Pfeiffer

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

Work

Ecology and ecological impacts of hawksbill sea turtles and green turtles on coral reef and seagrass ecosystems.

Contact

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Summary

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 will focus on the ecology and ecological impacts of hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on coral reef and seagrass ecosystems in Madagascar.

Previously

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

2017

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