I am a DPhil student in Biology interested in Ecology & Conservation. Growing up next to the Red Sea has led me to pursue a career in biology research to explore the sea’s captivating natural beauty and its secrets. While completing my bachelor at Emory, I was exploring the potential of using monarch butterflies as a model organism to study humans’ immunity. Additionally, I interned at KAUST’s Center for Desert Agriculture to combat the parasitic Striga, known as one of the top seven causes of famine across the world, and managed to decrease its impact on crops in Africa. Currently, my DPhil project focuses on conservation management of the unique ecosystem in Saudi Arabia using satellite imagery.