PhD Graduate Assistant
Kay Zipp is a Doctoral student at the University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences advised by Dr. Walt Golet at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) of the Pelagic Fisheries Lab. Kay completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York School for Environmental Science and Forestry where she found her love of fish and otoliths, a small ear bone with big implications for fisheries research. Kay came to UMaine and GMRI during the summer of 2022 after completing her Masters at West Virginia University where she studied fish consumption of microplastics in large navigable rivers. Her doctoral dissertation centers around the spatial distribution, age, and growth of Atlantic bluefin tuna.