Verena Schoepf is Assistant Professor and MacGillavry Fellow at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, she was a Research Fellow and Program Leader at the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia. She obtained her PhD from The Ohio State University (USA). Verena's research focuses on the resilience of tropical corals to warming and acidifying oceans using physiological and biogeochemical approaches. Her research and efforts to communicate science and promote women in STEM have been recognized with several awards, including “Superstar of STEM” and a “Young Tall Poppy Science Award”. She is also a TEDx speaker and her research on “super corals” was featured in the 2016 documentary series “Women and Oceans”.