Morgan Ziegenhorn

Graduate Student

Morgan Ziegenhorn is a third year graduate student in the Scripps Whale Acoustics and Scripps Acoustic Ecology labs. Her work focuses on the echolocation clicks of toothed whales in Hawaii and the ecological significance of these animals in the Hawaiian food web. Prior to SIO, Morgan graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a major in ecology, evolution, and organismal biology and a minor in creative writing. She is a published poet, an avid runner, a voracious reader, a tango dancer, and, above all, a dedicated biologist. She attributes her successes to an inexhaustible curiosity and a lifelong fascination with the natural world.


  • B.A. Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, UC Berkeley, 2016