ESP Biography

CLAIRE ZABEL, Sophomore studying Earth Systems

Major: Earth Systems

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

So, I'm from Brooklyn, New York, and I love the ocean, and basically nature in almost any form. Also reading, psychology, hiking, hanging out with my dogs, watching True Blood, and making jewelry. I'm not really sure what I want to do later (yet) but want to travel most of all, and be outdoors.

Past Classes

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L3572: Are We Evil? How to Be Bad and Do Good in the 21st Century in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
In this class, we will discuss the scary questions we all face but rarely really question. Should people be allowed to enhance themselves freely with genetic engineering and artificial parts? Who is better, the rich person that donates 50K (enough for a charity to hire a fulltime employee) but never sets foot in a soup kitchen or the one that works at the homeless shelter for a few hours every weekend? How can we live forever, and should we try to? This class will be discussion and activity based. Please come ready to participate, debate, and maybe even change your mind.

B1807: Creatures of the Abyss: Life in the Deep Sea in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn about the real "Twilight Zone", creatures that live where it is too dark for plants to grow, ancient fish with antifreeze in their blood, hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, whale falls (whole ecosystems that grow around a dead whale, consuming it for years), sharks, the megladon (giant extinct sharks), giant squid, and other amazing organisms that inhabit this dark world.