Holly Trew is a Ph.D. student at Dr. Henri Vallès laboratory in the University of the West Indies, Barbados. Her dissertation aims to understand the patterns of distribution and genetic connectivity of the excavating sponge Cliona delitrix on reefs around Barbados and the Lesser Antilles. She obtained a Graduate Research Award from the University of the West Indies in 2017.
Holly has a bachelors degree in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University (Canada). Her honors thesis was on the habitat complexity, fish abundance and species richness in a tropical patch reef system.
In her free time, Holly enjoys sailing.