B.Sc. (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Suzanne Dufour and Dr. Duncan McIlroy (co-supervisor)
Samantha completed her B.Sc. (Hons) at Memorial University. Her undergraduate thesis investigated for potential presence of chemoautotrophic symbionts in four species of marine bivalves inhabiting sediments high in reduced compounds, in particular sulphides.
Her M.Sc. project focusses on a species of intertidal polychaete, Marenzelleria viridis, to better understand the impact of their burrow ventilation activities on the sediment microbial community.