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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Dana Tricario

Dana Tricario

Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management
Class: December 2016

Currently, my job is Outreach Coordinator at Miami Waterkeeper, a non-profit that aims to provide swimmable, drinkable and fishable water to all of South Florida. My main job duties are to oversee outreach and education to local stakeholders,
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Jane Carrick

Tropical Marine Ecosystem
Class: December 2016

I am currently a Research Associate in Dr. Diego Lirman’s coral restoration and benthic ecology laboratory, focusing on natural and nature-based ecosystem restoration for the purpose of coastal protection. 
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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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