Tait Algayer is a proud member of the Fisheries Ecology Branch-Life History and Recruitment team at the James J. Howard Marine Laboratory and plays the crucial role of biology technician. She assists in the design and implementation of experiments studying environmental impacts, such as temperature and acidification, on marine vertebrates as well as invertebrates. Having grown up on the New Jersey coast, Tait is committed to promoting conservation driven research on coastal environments. She is currently a full-time student at The College of New Jersey where she is a member of a Marine Ecology and Bio-materials lab group there that measures bio-mechanical properties of marine macro-invertebrates in response to ocean acidification. Her passion and curiosity will continue to fuel her motivation for advancing her career in biological research.