Brittany Leigh is a PhD candidate at the University of South Florida under the advisement of Dr. Mya Breitbart at the College of Marine Science and Dr. Larry Dishaw at the College of Medicine. Her project is an interdisciplinary study of the three-tiered relationship between host, bacteria and phage in a marine model system. She is a current recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship and spends a lot of her free time volunteering with local youth in science and outreach programs.