Jackie Veatch

While my brothers played with our Nintendo Game Boy, I was tinkering around with my dad’s graphing calculator looking for patterns in how I added and multiplied numbers together… and that’s when I knew that math and science were going to be part of my life. In High School I...

Hailey Riechelson

My interest is science began with a great high school biology teacher and I found my way to marine science a few years later. For my undergrad, I completed joint B.A.s with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Columbia University. I was politically active on campus and was introduced...

Lauren Cook

My interest in the marine world stemmed from a childhood in the Tidewater region of Virginia and family trips to neighboring North Carolinian beaches. There was nothing more thrilling to me than digging holes in the intertidal zone and collecting anything living I could find – coquina clams, moon jellies,...

Theodore Thompson

As a young Bahamian, I was always within walking distance to the beach. However, my interest in marine science did not begin until I moved to the outer Island of Eleuthera. Eleuthera, meaning freedom, is a sparsely populated island only a mile in width with the Caribbean Sea on one...

Janine Barr

My name is Janine Barr and I am a second year graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Oceanography with Dr. Daphne Munroe as my advisor. I am based at the Haskin Shellfish Research Lab (HSRL) and I study the ecosystem services provided by oyster aquaculture in the Delaware Bay region....

Jonathan Sherman

Growing up in Israel, I spent many weekends in the Mediterranean Sea where my love of the ocean begun. It was always clear to me that I would pursue a career in marine sciences. After serving in the Israeli Navy I completed my B.S. in Marine Biotechnology at the Ruppin...

Sarah Murphy

My interest in oceanography developed out of my general appreciation for nature and environmentalism. I grew up in Rockland County, NY and enjoyed hiking along the Hudson River and northern highlands of the Appalachian Mountains. I was first exposed to the ocean sciences during my senior year of high school...

Liza Wright-Fairbanks

My interest in ocean science first developed in high school, when I attended a summer session at the Island School on Cape Eleuthera, the Bahamas. There, I lived on a sustainable campus deeply connected to the surrounding marine environment and participated in research at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. I followed...

Vince Clementi

Having grown up in New Jersey, I was fortunate to spend a lot of time at the beach. As such, I developed a deep connection to the ocean and became interested in how the ocean influences our world. I spent my undergraduate education bouncing between science and policy, ultimately obtaining...

Austin Grubb

Being born and raised near a small state park in a rural part of south-central Pennsylvania helped me develop a love for the natural world at an early age. Though I grew up in landlocked PA, the ocean, and especially marine life, was as fascinating to me as the green...