A memorial will be held for the UC San Diego graduate student struck and killed Friday in a Del Mar hit-and-run crash.
Rachel Morrison, 27, will be remembered by family and friends at the Scripps campus Thursday afternoon.
Morrison was walking with a friend, at the intersection of Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard, when a car ran a stop sign, struck and killed her.
Her friend managed to dodge the car and was not injured.
Christopher Stockmeyer, 41, has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Morrison was a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, her adviser Stuart Sandin confirmed to NBC 7.
Her focus of study was fisheries management, a topic she became interested in while doing her undergraduate degree at Boston University, according to her autobiography on UC San Diego's Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation page.
Stockmeyer faces charges including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.