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Ocean Design Fellowship


Ocean Design Fellowship

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Ocean Design Fellowship


Ocean Design Fellowship

Combining Oceans and Design at Stanford University

Iā€™m thrilled to begin a year-long Fellowship with the d.school and the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University. Iā€™m working with a fantastic team to develop and deliver a course that applies design thinking to ocean issues. Learn more here.

 

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The Hydrous


The Hydrous

The Hydrous


The Hydrous

Creating 'Open Access Oceans' 

I am the CEO of The Hydrous, a 501(c)3 organization that aims to bridge the divide between what we know (science) and what we do (action) concerning ocean health. Using frontier technologies like virtual reality, and underwater reality capture, we are creating sensory connections to ocean environments. The ultimate goal of this work is to educate and inspire others to change their behaviors and support policies that protect our oceans.

Learn more about projects I'm leading at the Hydrous here

  How can you protect what you can't see?  Photo credit: Aaron Roan

How can you protect what you can't see? Photo credit: Aaron Roan

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WomeninScience


Women in Science

WomeninScience


Women in Science

Women in Science Summit at the California Academy of Sciences

 With ocean legend Dr. Sylvia Earle (photo credit: Brett Banka)

With ocean legend Dr. Sylvia Earle (photo credit: Brett Banka)

On January 28, 2016 an inspiring group of science leaders (Sylvia Earle, Meg Lowman, Dawn Wright, Jonathan Eisen, Pam Matson & Jane Lubchenco, among many others) convened at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco to discuss, support, and celebrate women in science. It was a great pleasure and honor to contribute to this impactful and positive event. 

Watch the speakers and wrap up video here: 

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Research


Research

Research


Research

 An adult acroporid colony shown with early life stage: pink bundles filled with egg and sperm (not to scale)

An adult acroporid colony shown with early life stage: pink bundles filled with egg and sperm (not to scale)

Projects and publications:

My research has focused on the larval ecology and biogeography of coral reefs. My larval ecology work describes thermal tolerance of the dispersive life stages of corals, particularly across latitudinal gradients. My biogeography work investigates the influence of coral life history traits on assemblage structure across dispersal barriers. 

Follow the links below for more details, videos, and images.

 View from the Lord Howe Island lagoon, home of the world's southernmost coral reef. 

View from the Lord Howe Island lagoon, home of the world's southernmost coral reef. 

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Art, Science, & Education


Art, Science & Education

Art, Science, & Education


Art, Science & Education

Learn more about my projects at the Hydrous HERE. My work combines marine science, technology, expeditions, and ocean education . 

Since 2005, I've worked and volunteered in a number of formal and informal learning environments, including schools, museums, aquariums, and outdoor education programs. During my PhD, I recognized the enormous need to teach science across venues, and enjoyed working with creative minds to build understanding and appreciation for natural environments, especially coral reefs. Two examples of these collaborations are Reefs on the Edge, an art exhibition about coral reefs and climate change, and Liquid Jungle, an immersive electronic environment. Learn more about these projects by following the links below.

Art/Science projects: