Alumni News


ELIZABETH TERK (MAS-MBC 2010) promoted to Director of Conservation, Planning and Science at the Nature Conservancy – Micronesia where she has served since 2013.

DOMINIQUE CANO-STOCCO (MAS-MBC 2011) will begin 2017 at San Francisco State University’s executive director for government & community relations.

CHRIS NEIGHBORS ( MAS-MBC 2014) has a new position at Lyons & Associates Creative Services Inc.  in San Diego.  He continues to produce ocean films.

CHASE MARTIN (MAS-MBC 2015) has a new position at FishWise in Santa Cruz, CA as Communication Project Manager

rebecca-asch-photo-for-aos-website REBECCA ASCH (Ph.D 0212) will begin her new faculty position at East Carolina University in January 2017
allison-prange ALLISON PRANGE (MAS-MBC 2014) will begin her new job in January 2017 as a scientist with MARUM at the University of Breman.
Kate Masury KATHERINE MASURY (MAS-MBC 2015) is now Program Manager at Eating with the Ecosystem in Rhode Island.
100116_feature_melissa-omand_main MELISSA OMAND (PH.D. 2011) was named one of the 10 scientists to watch by Science News

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AMBER JACKSON & EMILY CALLAHAN (MAS-MBC 2014) are featured in Scripps Explorations Now. They co-founded  Blue Latitudes, an organization that uses scientific research to form a comprehensive study of the ecological, socio-economic, and advocacy issues surrounding California’s Rigs-to-Reefs law and program. Blue Latitudes provides neutral and scientifically based consulting services to various clients, including gas and oil companies and environmental groups, to assess structures and determine whether they are good candidates for Rigs-to-Reefs.
Read the story here: Theresa Stafford / Black Hand Gallery
Brigitte Roth Tran BRIGITTE ROTH TRAN (Ph.D. Economics 2016) has a position as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.
mcwhorter JENNIFER MCWHORTER (MAS-MBC – 2014) is featured in this 13 minute clip about what she does as Public Relations Coordinator for the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) and the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCOOS).

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