My name is Madison Armstrong and I am a first year PhD student in the Population Biology Graduate group at University of California, Davis. I am working with my advisor Dr. Rachael Bay to develop a research project focused around marine invertebrate adaptation to environmental change, specifically to human-induced change. I am also tying my research to policy via my participation in the Sustainable Oceans NRT program.

Bay Lab Website
Population Biology Graduate Group Website
Sustainable Oceans NRT Program Website



Graduated in 2015 from Ponderosa High School in Parker, CO

Top 25% of class, cumulative GPA: 4.1

Graduated in May 2019 from Washington State University

B.S. in Biology with Specialization in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology with a minor in Genetics and Cell Biology.
Cumulative GPA: 3.75, Summa Cum Laude and Dean's list 8 out of 8 semesters

PhD Student in Population Biology at UC Davis

PI: Dr. Rachael Bay
Sustainable Oceans Program member



R Programming

Data Collection and Analysis

Grant/Scientific Writing

Experiment Development and Design