InterviewsPat Kremer

In the narrow microscope room of the Gould, graduate student Kelly Rakow examines many small samples in plastic trays called “well plates,” to see how long salps take to digest food, and how fast they are eating. (Photo by Kate Madin, WHOI)

I was interested in jellies (gelatinous ocean animals) when I was in college, and I volunteered at the New England Aquarium, in the jellies culture facility, where they grow jellyfish for the displays. I guess I was in the right place at the right time, because the jelly curator was about to leave then, so right out of college I took that job at the New England Aquarium.