Triana Arguedas is a Masters student studying historic bull shark population trends in the Mexican Atlantic using fishery dependent data along with better understanding the socioeconomic impact of fluctuating trends.

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?


Early Bird


2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?




3 Do you have any pets?


2 pups! A pit mix named Dora and a mutt named Selene


4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?


I have a LOT of whales around my house


5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?




6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?




7 Do you speak any other languages?


Fluent in Spanish


8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?




9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?


Computer science/programming


10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?




11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?


Read minds


12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?


Watch Avatar the Last Airbender


13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?


Surf or garden


14 What are three things you can’t live without?


A comfy sweater, reusable water bottle, and gum


15 What beverage gives you life?


Thai tea!


16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?


Ordinary People by Judith Guest


17 What did you want to be when you grew up?


A vet or an engineer


18 What drives you and keeps you going?


The chance to mentor students


19 What got you excited in science?


Figuring out how nature works!


20 What excites you about science now?


Figuring out new things about sharks and their ecology


21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?


Cosmic brownies!!


22 What is a secret talent of yours?


I can read upside down and backwards


23 What is your favorite game?


Sushi Go (card game), Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)


24 What is the last book you read?


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen


25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?


You can’t expect miserable people to be happy for you


26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?




27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?


Stay curious and surround yourself with like minded people


28 What is the best way to de-stress?


Meditating or exercising


29 What is the last thing you watched?


Bob’s Burger


30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?


A retainer


31 What is your favorite animal?


Dogs, sharks, whales


32 What is your favorite book?


Like Water for Chocolate, The Time in Between


33 What is your favorite comfort food?


My partners home made chicken noodle soup


34 What is your favorite day of the year?


Mother’s Day, Hannukah


35 What is your favorite plant?




36 What is your favorite science fact?


Air bags deploy through a chemical reaction!


37 What is your favorite season?




38 What is your favorite smell?


The beach and surf wax


39 What is your favorite sound?


The sound of water moving around (spashing, bubbles etc)


40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?


I think I am a good friend and very patient


41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?




42 What is your proudest moment?


Getting into graduate school


43 What kind of tree would you be?


A mango tree


44 What’s the best thing about where you live?


The beach!


45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.


Brushing my teeth is the most annoying hygiene thing I have to do LOL


46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?


@elasmo_gal (Jasmin Graham!)