Amy Johnston is a coasts and communities associate fellow at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Johnston is a member of the Hannigan research group in the School for the Environment. Her prior research as an undergraduate focused on growth rate and shell analysis of the common limpet of the Shetland Islands. As an IGERT associate fellow and a master’s student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Johnston will be researching paleoclimate reconstruction of the Pleistocene Gulf of Maine using scallop and oyster shell chemistry. Specifically, she will use the stable oxygen isotope composition and trace elemental composition to reconstruct temperature of the coastal waters at the time. Johnston received her undergraduate degree from Bates College with a major in biology and minor in anthropology.