Alumni Profiles

Evan Hovey

Evan Hovey

Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management 
Class: December 2018

I am the Reef Injury Prevention and Response Technician in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. 
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Jordan Holder

Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management
Class: December 2018

I am currently a Biological Science Technician at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, FL. I am part of a team that was hired to mitigate impacts to coral reefs imposed by Hurricane Irma, which occurred in 2017. That being said, my main duties include tasks surrounding coral reef restoration...
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Ian Tomcho

Exploration Science (ESC)
Class: May 2016

Currently, I am an Expedition Equipment Specialist for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. I am in charge of inventory and sourcing our “tools for exploration” for each of our seven ships around the world. 
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Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Marine Conservation (MCO)
Class: December 2014

Currently, I am the Conservation Programs Manager at Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science). I adhere to the conservation plan at Frost Science which consists of four main programs; Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE), Treasured Taxa, Marine Exotic Species Removal, and Inventors in Residence Lab. MUVE is the longest running conservation project at Frost Science...

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Kevin Rodriguez

Weather Forecasting (WFC)
Class: August 2015

I am a Deputy State Meteorologist at the Florida Division of Emergency Management in Tallahassee. I serve as a liaison between the meteorology community and the emergency management community.
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Emily Bolger

Emily Bolger

Climate and Society
Class: Fall 2018

I am currently working as a physical scientist in the Energy and Resilience Unit under the Air and Radiation branch at Region 1 of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) located in Boston, MA.  My primary role is to reduce New England’s emissions from electric generating units through working as the regional ENERGY STAR representative.
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Ian Zander

Ian Zander

Aquaculture Management
Class: December 2018

I am currently the fish production and laboratory manager at Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute in San Diego, California. We raise California Yellowtail as a candidate species for sustainable offshore aquaculture and California Halibut for stock replenishment purposes...
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Stephen Cain

Marine Conservation
Class: December 2015

I’m the Assistant Director for Shark Research & Conservation at the University of Miami. Our program has two components: the research side and the programmatic side. On the one hand, our program’s job is to perform cutting edge science and to advance knowledge of sharks.
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