New Faces: Christine Ewers-Saucedo

Christine, catching barnacle-ridden crabs with the Skidaway Institute for Oceanography. (Christine Ewers-Saucedo)

Christine, catching barnacle-ridden crabs with the Skidaway Institute for Oceanography. (Christine Ewers-Saucedo)

This week we’re pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy

Who am I?
My name is Christine Ewers-Saucedo. Originally from a small island in Germany, I moved to the United States in 2010 after receiving my Diplom in Biology at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. A German Diplom is comparable to a masters degree.

Where am I?
I received my PhD from the University of Georgia, and just started a postdoc position at the University of California at Davis.

What do I study?
I am fascinated by the evolution of life histories, particularly larval and reproductive traits (think variation in egg size and mating system). My study system of choice are marine invertebrates, which exhibit an impressive diversity of life histories.

What do I do when I am not studying?
I began playing soccer when I began my PhD. Since then, I have played almost every week, always loving the game, even though the game didn’t always love me. I also like to read historical novels (I was close to becoming an archeologist once), and all kinds of creative hands-on work, such as sewing and woodwork. Last year, my husband and I adopted the best dog in the world (sorry, Lassie and Beethoven), and every day has been more fun ever since.

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About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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