Crissy Huffard is a Senior Research Specialist working with Ken Smith. She received her PhD in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and performed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at MBARI with Bruce Robison from 2007-2008. Since that time, she worked several years in marine conservation with Conservation International Indonesia, before returning to MBARI. She currently focuses on ecological responses of deep sea holothurians to climate change.