Lab Alumni

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Sponaugle Lab

Dr. Moritz Schmid — Ecological Team Leader, Oregon Marine Reserves Program, Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Newport, OR ([email protected])

Dr. Megan Wilson - Salmon Monitoring Data Steward, Puget Sound Partnership, Olympia, WA ([email protected])

Dr. Kelsey Swieca – Fish Biologist, NOAA, NMFS, Portland, OR ([email protected])

Dr. H. Will FenniePostdoctoral Scholar, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, San Diego, CA ([email protected])

Dr. Miram GleiberResearch Associate, Dr. Stephanie Green Lab: Aquatic Global Change Ecology and Conservation, University of Alberta, Canada ([email protected])

Kelia AxlerResearch Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA ([email protected])

Dr. Daniel Ottmann  Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua, Denmark ([email protected])

Dr. Esther Goldstein  Research Fish Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Seattle, WA ([email protected])

Dr. Sean Bignami Associate Professor, Concordia University, Irvine, CA ([email protected])

Dr. Kathryn Shulzitski — Science Teacher, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Miami, FL ([email protected])

Dr. Evan D'Alessandro — Director, Master of Professional Science Program, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL ([email protected])

Dr. Tauna RankinCoral Reef Conservation Program Specialist, Habitat Protection Division/Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA/NMFS, Silver Spring, MD ([email protected])

Dr. Klaus Huebert  Associate Research Scientist, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD ([email protected])

Kayelyn Simmons — Ph.D. Student, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC ([email protected])

Dr. Jennie Boulay

Dr. Lisa Havel — Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ([email protected])

Paige Roberts Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD ([email protected])

Kelly Denit Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA, Washington, DC ([email protected])

Dr. Kirsten Grorud-Colvert Associate Professor, Senior Research, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR ([email protected])

Dr. Michelle Paddack Faculty, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA ([email protected])

Dr. Nathalie Reyns Professor, Marine Science and Environmental Studies Department, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA ([email protected])

Dr. Steven Searcy Adjunct Assistant Professor, Marine Science and Environmental Studies, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA ([email protected])



Cowen Lab

Dr. Christian Briseño-AvenaAssistant Professor of Biological Oceanography, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Center for Marine Sciences University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC  ([email protected])

Dr. Kelly Robinson Associate Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA ([email protected])

Dr. Jessica Luo Research Oceanographer, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University Forrestal Campus, Princeton, NJ ([email protected])

Cedric Guigand Senior Research Associate II, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL ([email protected])

Dr. Adam GreerAssistant Professor, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA ([email protected])

Dr. Sean Bignami Associate Professor, Concordia University, Irvine, CA ([email protected])

Dr. Martha HauffAdjunct Professor, Stonehill College; Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ([email protected])

Dr. Joel Llopiz Associate Scientist, Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA ([email protected])

Dr. David RichardsonResearch Fisheries Biologist, Oceanography Branch, Woods Hole and Narragansett Laboratories, NOAA NMFS, Narragansett, RI ([email protected])

Dr. Patrick Rice Dean, Marine Science & Technology, Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL

Dr. Johnathan Kool Australian Antarctic Data Centre Manager, Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia ([email protected])

Dr. Michelle Paddack Faculty, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA ([email protected])         

Dr. John Purcell Deceased

Dr. Stacy Luthy-Sherman Habitat Conservation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Stockton, CA

Dr. Mark Sullivan Associate Professor of Marine Science, Stockton College, NJ ([email protected])

Dr. Monica Valle Senior Fishery Biologist, MRAG Americas, Inc, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Claire Paris Professor, Dept. of Ocean Sciences, RSMAS, University of Miami, Miami, FL ([email protected])

Dr. Suzanne Dorsey Executive Director, Bald Head Conservatory, Bald Head Island, NC ([email protected])

Dr. Thomas GrothuesResearch Associate Professor, Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ ([email protected])

Brian Steves Ecologist, Marine Invasions Research Laboratory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Portland, OR ([email protected] [email protected])

Dr. Leonardo CastroProfessor, Laboratorio de Oceanografía Pesquera y Ecologia Larval (LOPEL), Departamento de Oceanografia, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion, CHILE ([email protected])

Dr. Jonathan Hare Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA ([email protected])

Felix EdwardsFood Procurement, World Food Program, Rome, Italy  ([email protected])

Mark Malchoff Extension Program Leader and Aquatic Resource Specialist, Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY ([email protected])

Teresa Rotunno Contracting Officer, U.S. State Department, Estonia ([email protected])

Robert ChoTeacher, Boston Public Schools 

Byron Boekhoudt — Marine Biologist, Fisheries Section, Department of Agriculture, Husbandry and Fisheries, Aruba

Michiyo Shima

Dr. Doreen MonteleoneSustainability Specialist, D2 Advisory Group, Inc. SUNY-ESF, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership