Monica Cornejo Presents at Nov 13 Lunch & Learn (Zoom)

November Lunch & Learn: Coral & COVID-19

Fri, Nov 13 2020, 12 PM - 1:15 PM / Location: Zoom

Join us for Lunch & Learn, where you'll have the chance to socialize with other grad students and hear talks by students in Communication and Marine Science. Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the UCSB Library.

While we won't be able to share pizza together in person, all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of ten $15 Target gift cards.

November 2020 Edition: Coral & COVID-19

November 13, 12-1:15pm

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Studying Sexual Consent Qualitatively

Monica Cornejo
Graduate Student in Communication

For Latina/o/x undocumented immigrants in the United States, their legal status creates a multitude of individual, social, and structural barriers (e.g., fear of deportation for self and others; limited educational and career opportunities; severe financial strain; disrupted access to technology; limited access to medical care; Gonzales, 2011), all of which have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. I conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with Latina/o/x undocumented immigrants in California to explore the following questions: (1) What stressors have Latina/o/x undocumented immigrants faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic? (2) What psychological strategies, individual actions, and communication patterns have undocumented immigrants relied on to manage COVID-19 stressors? and (3) What types of services and resources have Latina/o/x undocumented immigrants in California used to manage the COVID-19 pandemic? In my presentation, I will discuss the preliminary findings, using the qualitative data from a sample of 30 Latina/o/x undocumented college students and a sample of 50 Latina/o/x undocumented immigrants who have never attended college.


How Coral Reef Microbes Drive Insights into Global Carbon Cycling

Jacqui Comstock
Graduate Student in Marine Science

Understanding marine carbon cycling is central to defining the ocean's role in climate change and the health of marine ecosystems. Marine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is the most abundant organic carbon in the ocean and roughly equals the amount of COin the atmosphere. What happens to this DOC is entirely controlled by the metabolisms of microbes. I will discuss how marine microbes living in the water around coral reefs are helping us better understand the cycling of marine DOC, and what these microbes mean for coral reef health both now and in the future. 

This event will be moderated by Jane Faulkner, Research & Engagement Librarian at the UCSB Library.

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Event Contact : Chava Nerenberg