Marinna is a senior at The University of South Florida. She is graduating in Spring 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Integrative Animal Biology with a broad interest Ecology, Microbiology and Natural Medicine. She is planning on attending graduate school, in hopes of pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant specializing in Pediatrics. Marinna is currently assisting in Dr. Rohr’s lab under the guidance of Dr. Knutie on the function of symbiotic bacteria in frogs. Marinna is working on an independent project on the effect of tadpole cannibalism on their gut microbiome and parasite susceptibility. Outside of the lab, she is a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity, M.I.N.D – Movement Influencing Neurological Disorders, and works part time. In her free time, she enjoys SCUBA diving, paddling boarding, kayaking and working out.