Marine Biology Alumni
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Lauren Carter – MS Student in Webb Lab, URI
Caitlin Del Sesto – Intern, New England Aquarium in the Cold Water Gallery, then Fish & Invertebrates Intern at Mystic Aquarium. I’m responsible for making sure the animals are getting the proper medication they need before they go on exhibit. I am working on a grant proposal with Gary Wessel (Brown University) and faculty at URI and RWU for research on sea star wasting disease. The disease has been devastating local wild and aquarium-held species for the past year or so, so we plan to determine the causes, effects, and larger impacts of the disease. I’m also applying to do a MS at URI with Dr. Gomez-Chiarri so I can continue working on sea star wasting disease.
Megan Ferguson – research associate with Dr. Mark Benfield at Louisiana State University; Processing ROV video and using a Zooscan to scan zooplankton samples from research cruises after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Brandon Fuller – Master’s student in MESM program at URI
Alethia Hartenstine –Working at the URI Outreach and Energy Center.
Michael Justa – Moved to Juneau, Alaska. Worked as a naturalist on a whale watch boat, and now looking for a position as a fisheries observer environmental technician, and next summer may work at the NOAA lab in Juneau.
Nicole Leporacci – Science Instructor at Seacamp in Big Pine Key, Florida
Michael O’Brien – seeking work as fisheries observer.
Benjamin Negrete – Working two jobs in San Diego – one as an on-call banquet/event server and the other as an instructional assistant for kids with behavioral, and/or learning disabilities. I am teaching math, and I will soon start teaching biology (of course, using marine biology) and I am going to help set up a school aquarium.
Megan Nepshinsky – Intern, Massachusetts’ Audubon Society, working to protect shorebird habitat on Monomoy Island, Chatham.
Bryan Pestone – Science Instructor at Seacamp in Big Pine Key, Florida
Julie Reiske – finishing at URI to complete BS in Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Tanja Schollmeier – M.S. student in marine benthic ecology at Univ. Alaska
Elizabeth Walsh – Intern, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium working with sea turtles and sea horses.
Angela Williams – MS student in medical lab science
Amanda Ziegler – Ph.D. student in biological oceanography at Univ. Hawaii
We need information about: Betsy Cohen, Michael Cohen, Alison Dombrowski, Haley Fillo, Kirsten Gash, Ryan Hall, Charles Harwood, Jesse Iacono, Nicole Langlais, Leah Lewis, Lauren Liberti, Amber Lisi, Taylor Perkins, Corey Petrella, Thomas Seckel, David Vendettuoli, Melissa Wands.
Emily Becker - graduate student (MS) in Webb Lab (URI, BioSci)
Correna Blewett - Graduate student in URI’s “Blue MBA” program (business and oceanography) .
Jessica Bonamusa - working for Dr. Wetherbee studying movements and foraging behaviors of tiger sharks.
Kristina Camarena - working in Dr. Lisa Levin’s lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography…”she’s got a bunch of sediment samples from Costa Rican methane seeps that I’ve been sorting through and pulling animal specimens from and helping her prepare her paper that’s she’s writing on the seep. I’m also getting ready to start applying to graduate school……!”
Connor Capizzano - Intern, Shark Behavioral Ecology at Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota FLA; recently on a BP oil-spill related cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. See: http://news-press.net/blogs/weatherbird/
Emily Carter - Intern, Bimini Biological Field Station, on lemon shark biology and ecology (2011).
Kendall Day - Intern, Wildlife Pathology Unit, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
Jeffrey Duxbury - US Army Chemical Corps
Rosmin Ennis - working for Dr. Oviatt (GSO) on nutrient input into the Bay from various waste water treatment facilities in the Narragansett Bay watershed.
Lilli Falconer - Intern, Animal Rehabilitation Programat Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FLA (2011).
Lynn Ficarra - Ph.D.student and TA in Environmental Biology studying deep sea biology at UMass Boston.
Joshua Hower - attending University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School (Class of 2015)
Brittany McGee - environmental/ marine educator at Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ; now a Watershed Ambassador for the NJ-DEP through AmeriCorps, performing water quality testing and organizing community outreach activities.
Nicole Millette - graduate student in Biological Oceanography at University of Maryland, Horn Point Lab.
Megan O’Brien - graduate student in Dr. Chris Lane’s Lab (Bio Sci) working on algal genomics (a project started as an undergraduate)
Allison Seifter - Working for Sea to Shore Alliance conducting Right Whale Aerial Surveys in Georgia in collaboration with NOAA (2011); Intern, Whale Center of New England. “I will be taking photos from whale watching boats and matching them up with whales that might be currently in the database, data entry, and …. necropsies”.
Kristina Terpis - working for Dr. Bob Campbell (GSO) on Arctic amphipods and effects of warming of the oceans; have been working there since the beginning of my junior year (2009).
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Jeremy Carey, Alison Dombrowski, Kayla Hunt, Christina Lemnotis,Thor Jensen, Brooke Konkle, Alex Milton, Kaitlin Stryker, James Riddle, Amanda Pratt, Stephanie Schofield, Kerianne Taylor, Thomas Tedeschi, Kristin Vanhouwe,
Ashley Bertrand - Assistant Researcher, Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for the next year.
Joanna Borr - Director, SeaQuest Program at Camp Fuller (YMCA) in Narragansett
Christopher Cilfone - Naturalist/Deckhand. Dolphin Jet Boat Tours and Harv and Marv’s Alaska Whale Watching. Juneau. AK.
Callie Crawford - MS student in Marine Biology at College of Charleston (2011). Had Internship at Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, FLA) in animal rehabilitation and was Marine Naturalist Intern at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center in Washington State.
Heather Cyr - doing research on Costa Rican coast on the ecology of the planktonic cyanobacteriawith Dr. Dreux Chappell (post-doc in Dr. Bethany Jenkins’ lab, CMB)
Jennifer Dautrich - Intern, NUWC in Newport (whale bioacoustics data), was graduate student at Lehigh University in Animal Behavior, now (2011) summer camp counselor for Save the Bay (RI), and applying to AmeriCorps.
Heather Drumm - Data analyst working on whale bioacoustics at Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI.
Ananda Fraser - MS student in URI’s MESM program with Dr. Forrester.
Emily Frederick - Naturalist/Deckhand, Dolphin Jet Boat Tours and Harv and Marv’s Alaska Whale Watching, Juneau, AK. “I will be narrating the whale watches providing information on the North Pacific Humpback whale, other marine fauna, the Juneau area, and carrying out deckhand responsibilities.”(NOTE: Emily did Study Abroad in Alaska, and was hooked!)
Melissa Genazzio - Intern, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME) investigating alewife stock structure in different watersheds and and comparing growth rates using otolith analysis; Now Research Assistant in the Coral Reef Ecology Laboratory at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). I plan to take a course on Disease of Corals and other Reef Organisms at Mote Marine Laboratory in August 2011 and apply for graduate school.
Ashley Heinze – MS Student, College of the Atlantic; had done Internship with Cape Ann Whale Watching Co. in Gloucester, MA.
Annamaria Izzi - MS Student/Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University (with Dr. Chris Clark). She is working on processing acoustic data on marine mammals from the Gulf of Mexico after the Deep Horizon oil spill and monitoring right whales off the east coast to prevent ship strikes. Had been Data Entry Clerk, whale bioacoustics study at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, RI. Now (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amy Kolb - Research Assistant in Dr. Collie’s lab (GSO) assisting with Bay trawls and doing stomach content analysis on New England fishes.
Robert Kozol – Research Associate with Dr. Julia Dallman at the U. Miami studying gene families in zebrafish that correspond with degenerative diseases in humans. Previously worked at UConn in Dr. Ann Bucklin’s lab as manager of Census of Marine Zooplankton Database; also working on a research project regarding phylogeny of two calanid (copepod) species; now (email@example.com)
Peter Lewis - Environmental biologist in MA.
Joseph Marini III - Natural Resource Technician,Town of Plymouth, MA; presented a paper at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Providence RI in July based on shark work with Dr. Wetherbee.
Amy Maynard - Research Assistant at Pfizer in CT. Had been Research Assistant in the British Virgin Islands with Dr. Forrester (NRS) on Coral restoration and the role of corallivores.
Matt Pezzullo (FAVS 2010) – Worked with the NMFS Apex Predator Program for two years and now has 3-month contract doing work with their tag database and research in Delaware Bay and at several shark tournaments.
Ben Quatromoni - teaching at private school in RI.
Ashley Stoehr – Ph.D. student at UMass Dartmouth in functional morphology/physiology of fishes.
Noelle Tubbs - Intern, RI Department of Environmental Management, Office of Water Resources – assessing/repairing damage to lakes, rivers and watersheds from the severe flooding in March 2010. Heading to the Netherlands for an internship working at a seal rehabilitation hospital and research center on the Wadden Sea. Might be heading to Italy for an internship working at a dolphin research centre and then applying to graduate school. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alexandra Widmer - was in Texas, now living in NJ, and looking for jobs.
Emily Vincent - MS student at Central Connecticut State University.
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Justin Benttinen, Elizabeth Czok, Marc Fischer, Karin Fulkerson (double major in Ocean Engineering), Kevin Fung, Marie Gaura, Stephanie Gildea, Victoria Gomez, Jared Griffin, Daniel Hofmann, Kayla Hyman, Lauren Kondracke, Kira Marino, Meghan McGowan, Jacqueline Niles, Alexander Paradise, Marisa Pardo, Adam Salisbury, Rurainy Sirois, Nicole Tamanini, Christie Wilson
Emily Blair – MS student in Ecology at Cal State Long Beach studying wetland restoration ecology.
Nathaniel Coolidge - Outreach Educator for the Save the Bay/Americorps (2009)
Catherine Donahue - Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and working on oyster mortalilty with funding from a United Nations Development Programme grant. (email@example.com)
Kendalyn Eldredge - working at NUWC in Newportdoing environmental planning and marine mammal modeling; attended a training course in West Virginia on Endangered Species Act interagency consultation. “Since graduation I’ve gained a lot more responsibility and have been put on some really cool projects.” (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emily Field – Ph.D. student in algal/marine ecology at Florida State University (lab of Dr. Randall Hughes) (email@example.com)
Elizabeth Hansel – working for RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in marine policy involving mapping and checking businesses/industries that affect the Blackstone River watershed (summer 09).
Rebecca Karis - working for Dr. Graham Forrester (URI, Dept. of Natural Resources Science) in Carribean on coral transplantation project (summer 09)
Lauren Killea - MS student in biological oceanography with Dr. Miranda at GSO; Assistant Coach of URI Rowing Team. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicholas Larghi - MS student with Dr. Stephen Deban at U. South Florida (email@example.com); had worked at the Sawyer School (trains Medical Assistants) as an Instructor in the Medical Department (taught Medical Terminology and Health Science). Also volunteering at the Roger Williams Zoo, and took classes for High School Certification to teach Biology and General Science.
Jocelyn Pelser - working in Dr. Karen Wishner’s lab at GSO (summer 09)
Katherine Saiya - Aquarist Specialist for Charles River Laboratories located at the National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD), caring for zebrafish and frogs for NICHD researchers. (PugPups13@aol.com)
Andrea Scott - working for Connecticut Dep’t. Environmental Protection.
Megan Shearer - Research Assistant, Cardiac Research Lab, Rhode Island Hospital. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dawn Simmons - working for RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) as Intern (Summer 09) (email@example.com)
Rachel Wigton – PhD student in Dr. Ian Bartol’s lab at Old Dominion University working on cephalopod biomechanics; had worked at NUWC in Newport and taught Algebra and Marine Biology at Portsmouth Abbey School in summer 2009.
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT : Ashley Burch, Thomas Cardillo, Julie Furmanski, Tara Gardner, Melissa Gebert, Deborah Hamilton, Peter Heaton, Nicole Heidt, Jessica Potvin, Jaime Robinson, Karen Rogers, Amy Viveiros
David Bailey - MS student at UNH (Fall 2011); Was Diver/Collector for the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA; Teaching Assistant at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Fall 2008); NMFS Fisheries Observer; Coastal Engineer at Woods Hole Group, an international environmental, scientific, and engineering consulting organization. Now
Chelsea Burau - NBEP Intern, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Nicole Charriere - works at NOAA’s NMFS in Woods Hole with a contracted position as a sea-going biological technician on NOAA research vessels (2011) (Nicole.Charriere@noaa.gov)
Laura Chartier - EPSCoR Summer 2008 Fellow, Spatial Variation in Marine Invertebrate Reproduction throughout New England, then moving to Hawaii.
Christina D’Agostino - Education Specialist/Aquarist, Biomes Marine Biology Center (North Kingstown, RI); now Fisheries Specialist and Task Leader at NOAA NERO Fisheries Statistics and Logistics Office, Gloucester, MA. Currently overseeing the Vessel Trip Report Data Processing Center in the Fisheries Statistics Office. The data we process is used by biological samplers, port agents, statisticians, scientists, etc to set federal catch regulations each year. “I’ve found that one of the best ways to get your foot in the door is networking- it’s how I landed my current position! NOAA has many volunteer and internship opportunities available on the east coast that could open a lot of doors come graduation time.” Christina.D’Agostino@noaa.gov
Renee DiPippo - Research Assistant with Dr. Darryl Keith (US EPA Narragansett), trying to find a way to monitor harmful algal blooms more efficiently through airborne remote sensing, then doing Rhode Island School of Design’s Natural Science Illustration program.
Mitchell Doctor - Graduate student, NOVA Southeastern University (FLA)
Rebekah Duhamel - Research Assistant, Costa Rica Expedition with Department of Natural Resources Science (URI).
Corey Eddy - PhD. student at School for Marine Science and Technology, U Mass Dartmouth; Worked for NMFS Apex Predator Program, NOAA Cooperative Shark Tagging Program; Teaching Assistant, URI/BIOS semester in Bermuda;
Cherisa Friedlander - currently the Bay Camp Director and Education Specialist at Save the Bay has been accepted into the February 2012 Basic Officer Training Class for the NOAA Commissioned Corps (http://www.noaacorps.noaa.gov/). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emily Greenhalgh - Contractor for REMSA, Inc with NOAA in Woods Hole helping to collect/fix/analyze the fisheries data in order to properly create new fisheries sector policy. Had been Student Services Contractor/ Biological Sciences technician, US Environmental Protection Agency. Doing Master’s in Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University. (email@example.com)
Joshua Helms - (double major in Marine Affairs). Now graduate student in Marine Affairs at University of Miami; guest student at WHOI.
Susanna Izzo - Education Intern, Discovery Cove, Sea World
Matthew James - Intern, Save the Bay
Danielle Jones - Technical Assistant, McLaughlin Research Corp./Naval Undersea Warfare Center (Newport RI)
Kasi Kelly - Volunteer, Whale Enrichment Team and Diver, Mystic Aquarium.
Monique LaFrance - MS student at GSO (King Lab) with work on ‘Integration of biotic and abiotic data to map benthic habitats within Block Island and Rhode Island Sounds’; had been Researcher, King Lab, URI GSO, Mapping and monitoring the habitats of RI’s coastal waters.
Christopher Lapointe - MS student in in Coastal Zone Management and Marine Biology, Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL .“I had a job with the U.S. Geological Survey monitoring seagrass health in FL Bay until this April. I am currently in Guam for two weeks surveying the reefs of Apra Harbor for the Navy. I have been cleared to use any data I collect for my thesis. Diving on sites with 100% coral cover is awesome.” Now Research Assistant, National Coral Reef Institute, Nova Southeastern University. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evan Lindsay - Intern, Town of Nantucket, MA, Marine Coastal Resources Department
Sara MacSorley - Project Administrator, RI NSF EPSCoR (www.riepscor.org) , promoted from Assistant Project Manager – I coordinate a statewide program to advance marine life science research and education in Rhode Island; student in URI’s “Blue MBA” program (Oceanography and Business). (email@example.com)
Jennifer McGovern - Teaching surf lessons/waitressing, waiting to hear from Triumvirate for a position as an Environmental Specialist.
Elizabeth Mellon - Shellfish Hatchery Assistant, Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group
Melissa Mercier - MS at GSO (Rynearson Lab) – see publication (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/11/564); had been Research Assistant, GSO, lab of Tatiana Rynearson – Genetics of coastal and estuarine diatoms
Matthew Miller - Fishes and Special Exhibit Intern, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL, then returned to RI
Jessica Morris - Data Manager, NBIC at Smithsonian Institution. Had been Seasonal Resource Assistant, Connecticut Dep’t. Environmental Protection, Old Lyme,CT; 2011 – working as a marine instructor on Catalina Island, CA for the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI). I teach 4th-12th grade marine science and lead 3-5 day snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking trips for school groups. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Mroczka - Planning to obtain a graduate degree in Education to teach Biology
Kelly Pennoyer - MS student at University of New England in marine biology (2011); Intern at Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina Island, CA (summer 2010); had been Lab Assistant for Dr. Goldsmith (BioSci); Teaching Assistant, BIO 101 at the URI CCE campus, and Assistant Instructor for AFS 270 to get dive master certification.
Kate Pisano - Americorps intern with OSEEC (Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative), which includes Save the Bay, Roger Williams Zoo, and the Norman Bird Sanctuary. “At Save the Bay, I am doing outreach to the South County community through programs for elementary school students and the general public, such as our film festival. I have been able to work at the Exploration Center in Newport, helping at touch tanks, shore line walks, and seal watches, as in the Providence office where Americorps work with various schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs. While my goals as a marine bio graduate still include grad school and ultimately doing research, the education aspect has been very interesting and rewarding, and I would recommend Americorps to anyone looking to get their foot in the door.” (email@example.com)
Jessie Sanders - Veterinary School, Tufts University (Class of 2012)
Jillian Schneider - Lab Technician working for Dr. Seibel (URI, Dept. Biological Sciences)
Carla Scocchi - Admission Counselor and now Assistant Scientist at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA (The SEA Semester Program, www.sea.edu).
Kevin Smith - Internship at RI Department of Marine Fisheries – now has a permanent position there.
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Michael Collins, Joseph Connor , Raymond Deckel, Timothy Delp, Jeffrey Devine, Sandra Giovannini, Philip Kalf, Thomas Kinahan, Simon King-Trudeau, Renee Mevs.
Breena Apgar-Kurtz - Visitor Information Service Officer, Glacier Bay National Park
Danielle Duquette - Marine Research Assistant II at GSO/URI, helping to run the seawater facilities at GSO and set-up/management of the new freshwater recirculating system at East Farm; MS at University of New Hampshire (with URI Alum David Berlinsky) on sex change/sex differentiation and the effects of cortisol/stress on black sea bass. Had worked as a Student Services Contractor for the EPA – Population Ecology Branch, then worked as volunteer and intern for Pinnipeds and Penguins at the Mystic Aquarium.
Erika Giblin - Lab Manager/Research Assistant at Brown University for biomechanics and functional morphology labs in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; had been Naturalist, RI Dept. Environ. Management; worked at Save The Bay with AmeriCorps (Jewl8424@aol.com).
Stephanie Guertin - Ph.D. student, URI (w/ Dr. Kass-Simon in Biological Sciences)
Jillian Hesse - Naturalist/Interpreter, Disney World, Florida, then internship at Dolphin Quest Bermuda, and then worked at Beavertail Aquarium (Jamestown, RI)
Cara Hotchkin - Ph.D. student, Penn State University (Marine Mammal Bioacoustics)
Robbie Hudson - Ecologist, Save the Bay; had been intern at Save the Bay as an undergraduate
Billy Linehan - Fisheries Observer, NMFS, Alaska
Patrick Lyons - Ph.D. student, SUNY Stony Brook (Marine Ecology)
Melissa Parr - Teaching Assistant, Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences; will then work in San Salvadore as a Divemaster
Amie Parris - Beach Coordinator for Beach Monitoring Program at the RI Department of Health
Alexia Pool - Peace Corps Volunteer, Vanuatu, a small island nation in the South Pacific (2007-2010).
Linnae Rondeau - Working with RI Dept. Environ. Management, doing macroalgae helicopter surveys in Narragansett Bay
Kathryn Vogel - Ph.D. student in Marine Biology (physiology), University of Maine
Heather Wolfer - Ph.D. student in Marine and Estuarine Biology, University of Maryland (January 2012) working with Dr. Andrea Johnson on the behavioral and physiological effects of environmental stresses (particularly hypoxia) on Atlantic Croaker in Chesapeake Bay. Had been Fisheries Observer, Northeast Fisheries Observer Program, based in Cape May, NJ. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Charles Bangley, Matt Griffin, Yvette Haughney, Amanda Karch, Christa Salvatore.
Leanne Birden - Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences at URI (w/ Dr. Seibel) working on pteropod mollusks and the effects of global climate change
Samantha Kelly - Intern,Training Seals for US Navy in San Diego
Adriaina Ortiz - Marine Research??
Megan Priede - working at Mystic Aquarium and at URI tick lab
Heather Shannon - MS in Biological Sciences and Geological Oceanography; now Adjunct Professor, Johnson and Wales Univ. (RI)
Nora Sturgeon - Graduate student, College of Charleston
Daniel Syriala - Graduate student, GSO; now works for NOAA/NMFS Fishery Statistics Office.
Marianna Zahra - in charge of culturing all jellyfish species at Sea World Orlando and work directly with their turtle rescue and rehabilitation program (email@example.com).
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Erin Baxter, Kristin Colavito, Erin Connors, Susan Henry, Matthew Holt, Colleen O’Neill, Lindsey Pollard, Heather Smith, Tara Syc, Jennifer Tidswell, Alexandra Wilcox
Ashley Abcunas - Naturalist, Seacoast Science Center, NH
Melissa Chalek– Law school student at Roger Williams University (Fall 2010). Had worked as a zoo keeper since graduation first at Roger Williams Park Zoo (Prov, RI) then at Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford, MA). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amanda Chesler - ? Hatchery technician, VIMS
Andrew DiMatteo - MS Environmental Management, Duke University
David Hudson - Ph.D. U. Conn. 2011; awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study freshwater crabs in South America. Won Best Student Poster at 2011 SICB meeting for his work on “Invasive crab salinity preference: effects of acclimation and implications for estuarine distribution”.
Heather Leba - MS student, University of Hawaii (fish/ Dr. Cassie Cole)
Emily Shumchenia - Ph.D. at GSO (2010), and stayed on as post-doc.
Allison Stueben Medical Technician (certification program)
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Amy Botti, Kevin Earp, Anne Farahi, Rebecca Ferrazza, Jennifer Hamilton, Trevor Higgins, Tracy Jamula, Kane LaRoche, Mandy Monroe, Michael Partica, Jennifer Picard, Frances Ann Raymond, Benjamin Rutt, Tina Sharp
Rachel Anderson - Environmental testing/education
Darcie Blanding - Mystic Aquarium?, graduate student, URI
Andrea Bonosoro - ? Substitute teacher, Long Island
George Kamajian - Medical Student, Penn. Coll. Osteopathic Med.
Michelle Kraczkowski - Graduate student, Wesleyan University
Jenna Krug - MS student, Cal. State Univ., Northridge (Marine ecology)
Karlee Markovich - Marine biologist educator/aquarist, New England Aquarium
Kevin Neves - Graduate student, Delaware State University
Abbey Novia - MS student in Biology Education, UC Berkeley
Christen Pick - Microbiologist
Vincent Politano - ? Graduate student, University of Florida
Jason Theuman - Educator, Buttonwood Park Zoo
Jessica Wellington - Tufts University, Cummings School of Vet. Med.
Jeremy Wright - Ph.D. student, U. Michigan (catfish); winner Best Poster in General Ichthyology at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (2008)
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: David Carlson, Michael Concodello, Desiree Corideo, Devon Drewes, Amanda Henry, Gabriel Hiller, Ralph Riccio, Kate Ryan, Jennifer Thibodeau, Steve Versace
Christopher Bannon - working in NRS/URI
Rebecca Owens Bannon - working in NRS/URI
Marcy Beildeck (BS Biological Sciences) – Just completed PhD at James Madison, about to start a postdoc at UCSD
Michelle Bromley Volunteer, Mystic Aq; Educator, New England Aquarium
Nathan Cartier – Working as a musician
Jill Dematas ? Dolphin Trainer, Marineland, FLA
Jocelyne Dolce - MS in BioSci at URI (w/ Dr. Cheryl Wilga); now Instructor, Department of Biology, Wellesey College.
Stacy Doner - ? ENSR Marine and Coastal Center
Allison Fong - MS (2006) in Oceanography, University of Hawaii (MS Thesis: Mesoscale variability in nitrogen-fixing bacteria and rates of nitrogen fixation in the North Pacific Ocean), PhD Candidate, 2007-present in Oceanography, University of Hawaii (PhD Dissertation: Effects of micro-environments and bacterial cell density on open-ocean microbial processes)
Amy (Kowalski) Greene - MPA student, Suffolk University
Alyssa (Cole) Mages - Surgical Vet Assistant, and now Head Veterinary Technician at a small clinic in South Philadelphia. Going to school to become a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and hoping to attend veterinary school in the future
Leonard Maiuri III – Water quality, PA Dep’t. Environmental Protection
Stefanie Masse - ? Branford High School teacher
Scott McGinley - First mate, schooners/tugboats
Monique Perron – MS (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health. Currently a post doctoral research fellow at Brown University conducting research at EPA in Narragansett, RI
Tiffany Risch - Biology Teacher, Coventry High School
Amy (Schneider) Greene – Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Non Profit Management (2008). Currently Assistant Director of the Center for Community Based Learning at Lasell College
Jacqueline Shapo - NOAA, Coastal Management Fellow
Hillary Welch Vargas - (Double major in Ocean Engineering) Engineer, Raytheon, and MS student in Ocean Engineering at URI with Dr. Jim Miller.
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Christie Blackwelder, Scott Cunningham, Lucia Herald, Maureen Kelly, Andrew Levine, Colin Lickwar, Michael Phillips, Sarah Pierce, Laura Smith, Tiffany Wallahora.
Amber (Bifolck) Fisher - Staff Research Associate at UC Berkeley in neurobiology, working on signaling pathways in the brain. Planning to relocate to Boston in 2011 and following a career in conservation biology. (email@example.com)
Brendan Bray - NOAA, Silver Spring MD
Abigail (Knee) Fusaro - PhD from MIT/WHOI in Biological Oceanography; working for The Ocean Genome Legacy in Mass.
Larissa Gillon - MS in Bio Sci at URI (w/ Dr. Cobb)
Rebecca Graves - Connecticut Dep’t. Environmental Protection
Elizabeth Kordowski - Executive Director, RI Lobstermen’s Association
Kara Mahoney - Senior Program Educator, New England Aquarium and Right Whale EWS Aerial Observer
Jennifer Messineo - Division of Fish and Wildlife, St. Thomas Virgin Islands
Randall Meyer - Self-employed, research
Mary-Elizabeth Miller - Graduate student; research assistant at Cornell Univ.
Melissa Patrician - Research Assistant, WHOI
Lesley (Fillow?) Rossi - Division of Fish and Wildlife, St. Thomas Virgin Islands
Daniel Wieczorek ? Physical Science Technician, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, NOAA
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Joseph Aiello, Erin Bodnar, Melissa Cassidy, Stephanie Forschner, Jennifer Haag, Katherine Kerr,Kelly Kreis, Jennifer Lally, Elizabeth Little, Melissa Novak, Jarrod Olbres, Christopher Renzi, Emily Sibley, Jillian Smith, Michael Smith, Jennifer Tilton, Kathleen Wall, Susan Wilson, Sharlene Woodman.
Christina Altimari - Environmental Scientist, ESS Group, Inc
Marina Ayrapetov - Research Associate, Rhode Island Hospital
Shanna Brazee - ? Regional Manager, Phil’s Restaurants
Melissa Bugg - Staff, Chesapeake Research Consortium ?
Melissa (Casper) Silva – Adjunct faculty with Bryant University, Johnson & Wales, and University of Phoenix. I work for Brown University as a assessment coordinator in the CAAS. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michelle (Henly) Fye - Production Scientist II, Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc., now Environmental Scientist with Fairway Laboratories,Altoona, PA.
Brian Gervelis - Contractor, NOAA NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Sampling Branch
Andrea Kecskes - Program Coordinator, GSO Office of Marine Programs at URI
Matthew Koehler - Ingenious Labs (biotech)
Christopher Mueller - Graduate student, GSO; works for Applied Science Associates
Jessica Powell - MS at URI
Jenifer Schadlick - MA Program in the Humanities, U. Chicago
Paul Sokoloff - ? MS student, UNH
Michelle Thomson - Adjunct faculty, Roger Williams University
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Karah Armstrong, Jason Bresnick, Laura DeStefaniz, Stephanie Kenyon, Hannah Liuzzo, Christina Miner, Rebecca Mitchell, Jill Olson, Michelle Orecchio, Kelly Rock, Leslie Smith
Elizabeth Bacon - High school teacher (Marine biology), York, ME
Brandi Bornt - Ducks Unlimited; Anitoch NE graduate
Michelle Burnett - RI Dep’t Environ. Mangement, Marine Fisheries
Catherine Colgan - Marine science educator
Pieter deHart - Asst. Professor, Mt. Ida College (Mass.), and now Asst. Professor of Biology, Virginia Military Institute, doing research in various aspects of marine and aquatic ecology. email@example.com
Kerry Mahoney - Wastewater management specialist, South Kingstown RI
David Medici - Graduate student in Louisiana; Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc.
Ted Racine - (Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology major) – NOAA Fisheries in Gloucester, MA. Task Leader for Fishing Vessel Trip Reporting project, and now working for NOAA Fisheries – Fisheries Statistics Office (FSO). “During my time at URI I worked in both Stan Cobb’s lab and at the Fisheries Center at East Farm. I worked on various lobster related projects, including the artificial reef project located in Dutch Harbor, a lobster tagging project and a Salt Marsh Assessment project. Because all of these project had been funded, in one way or another, by the NMFS (now NOAA Fisheries) I was able to meet and make some contacts within the agency. These contacts helped in obtaining my first “real job” (in my field of study) after college.”
Suzanne Randazzo - Research Laboratory Specialist, U. Michigan
Jennifer Skelly MA education; teaching
Charlene Snyder Medicine; dermatology
Geoffrey Sowan zebra mussel research
Ryan Tainsh MS student, URI (w/ Dr. Killingbeck)
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Joseph Cohen, Shawn Henderson, Christopher Ollerhead, Jessica Rumpf
Kathryn Doyle - High school teacher
Jennifer DeAlteris - Graduate student, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
Shannon Kane - Senior Aquarist, Busch Gardens, Orlando
Sally Morehead Research Scientist, Mission-Aransas NERR, U. Texas Marine Science Institute
WE NEED INFORMATION ABOUT: Allison Greaves, Raina Huebner, Kathryn McRedmond, Laura Stanish
Laura Williams Wildlife Section Supervisor, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife
Greg Skomal - BS and MS (with Bill Kreuger in Zoology). See:http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/05/07/eco.baskingsharks/index.html.
James Barbosa - Pharmacological research
Bruce Moravchik (MS Biological Sciences) – education specialist with the National Ocean Services, a division of NOAA.
Dr. Rom Lipcius (BS Zoology 1976) - Professor of Marine Science at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary and 2009 Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Grace Wyngaard (BS Zoology 1975) – Professor of Biology at James Madison University
David Campbell (BS Zoology 1975, Ph.D. Zoology 1983) – Program Manager, NSF K-12 Division of Education.
Dr. David O’Neill (MS Zoology 1974) – Chair, Biology, Community College of Baltimore County
Dr. Wayne Souza- Professor, UC Berkeley (Ecology)
Other URI Alumni in Marine Biology etc.
Liz Caporelli - WHOI ship scheduler.