Sonya Timko is a Master's candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography using infrared technology to research heat exchange in crabs. She hopes to continue her education into a Ph.D. program to further study how structural properties of exoskeletons can affect heat transfer in crustaceans. Ms. Timko has also been involved with research focusing on cleaner shrimp, mantis shrimp, plankton, cuttlefish, and underwater assays of tropical marine fishes. Ms. Timko has had experience teaching as a co-instructor for Introduction to Marine Biology since 2017, an assistant for Marine Invertebrates Lab and Life in the Oceans at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Ms. Timko received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently a candidate for a Master of Science degree in Marine Biology at the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.