INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  Heather Olins
   
  Heather Olins is a 5th year doctoral candidate in the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. She studies microbial ecology at hydrothermal vents which involves research at sea using human occupied and robotic submersible vehicles. Her research investigates the microbial communities that support dense aggregations of life in the otherwise barren deep sea via the process of chemosynthesis - generating energy for life from chemicals from inside the earth. Before coming to Harvard, Heather taught middle and high school science in Dallas, TX. Heather has a BA and MA from Wesleyan University in Earth and Environmental Science.
   
  Will be teaching: