Joan Herrera, a veteran of many ARPP field seasons, is currently completing her Ph.D. Dissertation in Zoology at the University of Florida. Her doctoral research, which also calls upon her diving skills, investigates the Diversity of Energetic Strategies Among Echinoid Larvae and the Transition from Feeding to Nonfeeding Development. For her research, Joan received, from the Florida Institute of Oceanography, the Vice Admiral William W. Behrens, Jr. Award. This award was presented by Dr. Carl Luer from the Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, as announced in the Florida Scientist (vol. 59, p. 140, 1996).