Biology, Senior
Hometown: Trinidad, California

Hana Busse spent her summer studying the geologic record of global climate change. By inspecting rocks from China, Busse investigated the impact of climate warming on the oceans. The rocks were deposited during the end-Permian mass extinction 252 million years ago, when more than 90 percent of marine species suddenly died. For Busse, the samples harbored important clues about the effects of such warming. It also intensified her wish to study oceanography in graduate school.  “Learning new research skills and using new equipment will help me going forward,” she says. Click here to read more about Hana and Willamette’s Science Collaborative Research Program.