DeVant’e is a 2nd year Ph.D. student pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Ecology with a minor in microbiology. Within the School of Natural Resources and Environment, he works in the Meyer Microbial Ecology Laboratory. His current research involves understanding how environmental stressors alter the Cnidarian-microbiome symbioses. He also attended Tuskegee University where he obtained B.S. degrees in both marine biology and biology pre-health and an M.S. in biology.