Lindsay Darjany Lindsay Darjany has an extensive background in marine science spanning many years in intertidal invertebrate monitoring, phytoplankton ecology and marine microbial ecology. She has had the opportunity to perform field work in many different coastal ecosystems including coastal California salt marshes, open-ocean, tropical reefs, and Antarctic Sea ice environments. Lindsay received her B.S. in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz and an M.S. in Biology from California State Long Beach. Her focus in the natural world has always been on the minute, ubiquitous world of organisms that are unseen to the naked eye, which naturally lead her to the study of microplastics because of their pervasiveness in all environments. In her free time she enjoys hiking, surfing, and exploring the nearshore coastal environments around her.