Reef Builders has been growing and expanding our coverage to include as much reef news, science, information and events as possible. To sustain this growth we are pleased to announce Christine Williams as the first of several big-time speaker/author contributors that Reef Builders will be presenting on an increasingly frequent basis. Tomorrow we will be featuring Christine’s first write up on a very, very exciting topic which is sure to cause some sea-changes in how we look at and think about marine and reef fish. Christine’s bio can be seen below and be sure to check back tomorrow for her big splash as the newest member of the Reef Builders team.
Christine Williams started keeping fish while she was still a fetus. While the aqueous environment did lend itself to the hobby, it limited her to freshwater species, and so she decided to be born several weeks early. Through sign language she demanded that her parents convert her crib into a reef aquarium and thus started her illustrious career in marine ornamentals. After completing her studies in biochemistry and molecular microbiology she went to work at â€œAnimal ERâ€ where unfortunately she was not filmed for the Animal Planet channel (though her feet did make a cameo during a rescue segment). Currently she is the head of the Industrial Marine Microbiology team for her division of a â€œvery large international chemical company,â€ where she spends her days mixing chemicals, microorganisms and plankton together and seeing if they will A) explode, B) glow in the dark, or C) make a good salsa. In order to further her skills she is also a graduate student at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.