Favorite Publication: Pennisi (2010) In the Deep Blue Sea. Yessenia is an undergrad biology major who studies black corals with the rest of my deep sea lab team at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. "How do we succeed in an unfair world? We work twice as hard for half the credit; we make ourselves unavoidable through our diligent, impressive work; but most importantly, we lift each other up. Can’t wait to see y’all shine."