Jaelyn Bos

Jaelyn Bos

Graduate student in ecology and evolution

Rutgers University, Pinsky Lab


I’m an PhD student in Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers University, where I study marine ecology in the Pinsky Lab. My current research focuses on the role of microclimates in coral reef adaptation to climate change. Broadly, I’m interested in spatial patterns in ecological change and adaptation, science education, and sustainable development, particularly in southeast Africa.

I earned undergraduate degrees in environmental science and biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2017, where I worked as a research assistant in an urban ecology lab. From 2017 to 2019 I taught high school biology with the Peace Corps in Mozambique, where I also worked under the Mozambican Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education to support the national science fair program and develop a complementary curriculum on the scientific method.

Download my resumé.

  • Coral reefs
  • Climate adaptation
  • Sustainable development
  • BS in Environmental Science / BA in Biology, 2017

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County


PhD student
Rutgers University, Pinsky Lab
Sep 2020 – Present New Brunswick, New Jersey
Modeling global patterns in coral reef microclimates.
Secondary School Biology Teacher
Peace Corps Mozambique
Aug 2017 – Dec 2019 Nampula Province, Mozambique
Taught biology secondary school biology in accordance with Mozambican national curriculum using Portuguese as the language of instruction. Worked with government partners to organize national and provincial science fairs and develop curriculum on the scientific method.
Undergraduate Researcher
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baker Lab
Mar 2014 – Jun 2017 Baltimore, Maryland
Used R to analyze the effects of of urbanization on stream macroinvertebrate community composition.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
France-Merrick Fellow
Awarded to a student with an exemplary commitment to service, leadership, and civic engagement on the UMBC campus and in Baltimore City


Science teaching
Portuguese language


  • jaelyn.bos [at] rutgers.edu
  • 14 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901