Zephyr joined the nutrients team in 2015 to pilot a study using mussels as bio indicators of harmful algal bloom toxins. Her work has grown to comprise of several other field projects including the moored sensor network in the South Bay. She can often be found on a boat working with Jim Cloern's group at the USGS or in Raphael Kudela's laboratory in Santa Cruz at UCSC. Prior to working at SFEI, Zephyr worked conducting salmonid monitoring and creek restoration in the San Geronimo Valley at SPAWN (Salmon Protection and Watershed Network). Zephyr received her BA in biology and environmental studies from Whitman College in 2013 with directed research focused on marine resource management.