Research Interests

​Lucy Fitzgerald is interested in early life history and pelagic larval duration of fishes and cephalopods. In the past, she used otolith microscopy to assess the age and growth of larval blue marlin in Cuba. She hopes to use otolith microscopy and genetic parentage analysis to research endemic fish in the Red Sea. 

Education Profile

  • ​B.Sc., Marine Science/Biology, Eckerd College, Florida, USA, 2018 

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: M.Sc., KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2018: Undergraduate Thesis Student, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2016-2018: Hollings Scholar, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Miami, FL
  • 2016: NSF Research for Experienced Undergraduates Intern, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
  • 2015-2017: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Sigma Xi, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) 


  • ​Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)