Adrienne Oakley received her PhD in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Hawaii. Adrienne is as an associate professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she teaches introductory and advanced courses in marine science and geology to a broad audience, many of whom are first generation college students. Her research focuses on deep ocean basins and coastal zones. In the deep ocean, she maps seafloor bathymetry and subsurface structure to investigate processes that occur within subduction zones. Along the coast, she studies the effects of sea level rise and environmental change on barrier islands and salt marshes.