I began working as a scientist in the marine environment over 24 years ago in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where I assessed the sustainability of local lobster harvesting practices. This is where my passion for other cultures and conservation-focused marine science began. My desire to mix creativity, education, and research led me to Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, where I developed extensive research and experiential learning programs for students of all ages and marine science educators.
I am also a faculty member at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Director of the Marine Ecosystems and Society Department. I teach and mentor both undergraduates and graduates, with an emphasis on local, marine ecosystems and practical field training. My overarching goal is to foster innovation, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement.
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