William Ray is the Lab Manager of the Patek Lab and graduated with a B.S. in Marine Biology and a minor in Scientific/Leadership Diving from Humboldt State University. While at Humboldt, William conducted sub-tidal field research concerning keystone species of fish, invertebrates and algae for the ecosystems in marine protected areas along the northern coast of California and southern Oregon. He was also a member of the Hart Lab at the University of Hawaii at Hilo where he analyzed bioaccoustic data regarding cicadas impact on endemic bird communication in Las Cruces Costa Rica as well as conducted field research on native Hawaiian trees and birds. He most recently finished his Peace Corps Service in the Philippines where he worked with rural Filipino government units and universities on coastal resource management, environmental education and alternative livelihood projects. While at the Patek Lab, William utilizes his background in marine biology and ecology to build research questions regarding the kinematics and mechanisms of ultra-fast movements.