Ceyenna Tillman is inspired by the incredible variety of life on this planet. Her research aims to understand biodiversity at a community level in order to aid in protecting and conserving our world’s vulnerable ecosystems. As a PhD student at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station, she currently studies how community composition of similar coral reef environments may be influenced by human intervention and conservation efforts. Ceyenna is not only passionate about advocating for diversity in the underwater communities she studies, but also within the field of marine biology. When she’s not doing research, you will likely find her out dancing or on a volleyball court.