Internships and Current Jobs

Applied Remote Sensing (ARS)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job Title Current Employer
Spring 2019 Roland Romeiser (CSTARS) Center for Southeaster Tropical Remote Sensing NASA DEVELOP Team Member Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI)
Spring 2018 Roland Romeiser Center for the National Interest Research Associate for Energy and Environment Policy American Progress

Aquaculture (AQU)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job/Report Title Current Employer
FALL 2019 Daniel Benetti Open Blue Sea Farms Operations and Panama site manager Open Blue
FALL 2019 Daniel Benetti University of Miami Experimental Hatchery Program and Volunteer Coordinator and Naturalist Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
SPRING 2019 Daniel Benetti Blue Ocean Mariculture Laboratory Assistant III University of California, Berkeley
FALL 2019 Daniel Benetti University of Miami Experimental Hatchery Aquaculturist Tropic Seafood
FALL 2019 Daniel Benetti University of Miami Experimental Hatchery Research Assistant University of Miami RSMAS
FALL 2019 Daniel Benetti Love Points Oysters, LLC Co-Owner Love Point Oysters, LLC
SPRING 2018 Daniel Benetti Golden Eagle Sable Fish Fish Production/Lab Manager Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute
SPRING 2018 Daniel Benetti American Mariculture, Inc. Aquaculturist Pro Aquatics
SUMMER 2018 Daniel Benetti Blue Ocean Mariculture - Hawaiian Kanpachi Offshore Farm Hand Blue Ocean Mariculture
FALL 2017 Daniel Benetti A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery Fisheries Technician Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
SPRING 2017 Daniel Benetti Regents of the University of California/Sea Grant Observer Biological Technician Saltwater Inc.
SUMMER 2016 Daniel Benetti University of Miami Experimental Hatchery Ph.D. Candidate Auburn University-Fish Genetic Enhancement Laboratory
SPRING 2016 Daniel Benetti Shrimp Improvement Systems Research And Development: Miami Disease Labs Manager Shrimp Improvement Systems
SPRING 2016 Daniel Benetti Maldives Industrial Fisheries Co. Lltd. (MIFCO) Co-Founder Mind Fish Co.
SPRING 2016 Daniel Benetti University of Miami Experimental Hatchery Aquaculture Site Manager Spring Genetics
SPRING 2016 Daniel Benetti CappSci - Miami Science Barge The Design and Construction of a Zero Discharge, Solar Powered, Recirculating Aquaculture System for the Miami Science Barge University of Arizona
SPRING 2016 Daniel Benetti Golden Eagle Sablefish Inc. Developing a Protocol for Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis ) for use in Larval Rearing of Sablefish (Anoplopoma finbria ) Blue Ocean Mariculture- Hawaiian Kanpachi
SUMMER 2015 Daniel Benetti Food and Agriculture Org. of the United Nations Spatial Inventory and Monitoring for Sustainable Aquaculture Development K2 Partnering Solutions
SPRING 2015 Daniel Benetti Open Blue Sea Farms Advancing Hatchery Technology of Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, in support of commercial offshore aquaculture Cargill Aqua Nutrition
FALL 2015 Daniel Benetti National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center Use of moist diets for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar ) when transitioning from fresh to sea water Two Docks Shellfish
FALL 2015 Daniel Benetti Kentucky State University Experimental shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production using clear water and biofloc systems. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems
FALL 2015 Daniel Benetti CappSci - Miami Science Barge Proposed Aquaponics System Design and Aquaculture and Aquaponics Curricula Development for the Miami Science Barge This Free Life
FALL 2015 Daniel Benetti New England Aquarium Marine Aquarium Fish Aquaculture at the New England Aquarium IGI Thimble Farm
SUMMER 2014 Daniel Benetti University of Miami's Experimental Hatchery Financial Feasibility Study for the Commercial Aquaculture Production of Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
FALL 2014 Daniel Benetti Open Blue Sea Farms Dietary substitution for the maintenance of rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis) cultures in an effort to improve cost-efficiency Sysco
FALL 2014 Daniel Benetti University of Miami Experimental Hatchery Aquaculturist Faul Family Riverside Farm
SPRING 2014 Daniel Benetti Seafood Dynasty Company Lab, Taiwan Associate Research Professor Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
SPRING 2013 Daniel Benetti Aquarium of the Pacific MBA Candidate Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business
FALL 2013 Daniel Benetti The Perfect Ocean Corporation Farm Manager Congaree and Penn
FALL 2012 Daniel Benetti FAO of the UN (FIRA Service) Volunteer Internship with the Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (FIRA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Virginia Tech

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Broadcast Meteorology (BME)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job Title Current Employer
FALL 2017 Brian Soden NBC 6 WTVJ Weekend Meteorologist WCTI TV 12 and FOX 8/14
FALL 2017 Brian Soden NBC 6 WTVJ Broadcast Meteorologist KTVQ - TV
FALL 2011 Brian Soden South Florida's CBS 4 News Meteorologist & Reporter WHSV TV3

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Climate and Society (CS)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Internship Supervisor Report Title Current Employer
FALL 2016 Brian Soden WPLG -TV Local 10 (ABC) Betty Davis Broadcast Meteorology: Comparing Forecasting Techniques and Telling the Weather Story WREX-TV
SUMMER 2015 Tamay Ozgokmen NOAA/AOML Rick Lumpkin Projecting Oil Dispersion in the Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida, and Caribbean Sea Using Climatological Data from Drifting Buoys and Surface Winds NOAA
FALL 2015 Brian Soden NOAA - AOML Marlos Goes South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre: Structure, Interannual variability and Trends Created an environmental consulting company in Brazil
SUMMER 2013 Brian Soden Everglades National Park Larry Perez Communicating Climate Change in Everglades National Park Global Footprint Network
SPRING 2011 Brian Soden FDEP Lee Hoefert A report to aid the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's compliance with EPA's new revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) Florida Power and Light Company

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Coastal Zone Management (CZM)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job/Report Title Current Employer
FALL 2019 Daniel Suman Environmental Protection Agency of China Scientific Advisor Zhi Zhong Great Red Robe Tea Company
FALL 2018 Joshua Coco Port Everglades Data Research Analyst Total Marine Solutions
FALL 2018 Maria Estevanez HDR Engineering Environmental Scientist II Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
SUMMER 2018 Manoj Shivlani Carnival Cruiseline Law Student University of Miami
SPRING 2018 Maria Estevanez Clean Water Action Field Guide New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
FALL 2018 Manoj Shivlani Miami Waterkeeper Data Scientist SAP
FALL 2018 Maria Estevanez RPCS Project Analyst RPCS
FALL 2018 Maria Estevanez The Billfish Foundation Environmental Scientist Atkins
FALL 2018 Maria Estevanez Archipelagos - Institute of Marine Conservation Natural Resources Planner Maryland Department of the Environment
SUMMER 2017 Joshua Coco University of Miami's Ocean Sciences Environmental Scientist | Biologist II AECOM
SUMMER 2017 Maria Estevanez Ocean Consulting, LLC Marine Project Specialist Tetra Tech
SUMMER 2017 Daniel Suman United Nations Environment, Sustainability and Environmental Economics United Nations Environment Program
SUMMER 2017 David Die The Billfish Foundation National Account Manager Patagonia SeaFarms
SUMMER 2017 Joshua Coco The Billfish Foundation Environmental Officer Royal Caribbean International
SUMMER 2017 David Die The Bill Fish Foundation A Guide to Managing Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) in the Caribbean The Billfish Foundation
FALL 2017 Joshua Coco Clean Ocean Action Reducing Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment by Promoting Corporate Sustainability Initiatives to Reduce Single-Use Plastic in the Workplace ICF
SPRING 2016 Evan D'Alessandro National Park Service Biocontrols of the Invasive Lionfish Population as an Indicator of Marine Protected Area Success Montana State University-Bozeman
FALL 2016 Diego Lirman RSMAS Benthic Ecology Lab Fish utilization of living shorelines in the canals of Southeast Florida Coastal Systems International (Miami, FL)
SPRING 2016  Neil Hammerschlag Shark Research and Conservation Program Evaluation in an Informal Enviro-ed Program: Shark Research and Conservation at UM Shark Research & Conservation at UM
FALL 2016 Maria Estevanez Dept. of Regulatory & Economic Resources, Div. of Environmental Resource Management Delivering Excellence: Regulating Coastal Development to Protect Benthic Habitat in Miami-Dade County Luxury Residential Group
FALL 2016 Daniel Benetti Open Blue Sea Farms, LLC Marketing Aquaculture Products: Developing an Apprenticeship Program to Increase Sales in a Targeted Market Prime Time Seafood
SPRING 2015 Maria Estevanez FL Dept: Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Evaluating the Effectiveness of Marine Signage Alogn Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Louisiana Sea Grant
FALL 2015 Daniel Suman Miami Waterkeeper Promoting Climate Change Adaptation Through Legal Action: Climate Change Law, Climate Action Plans, and Governmental Liability Administrative Law Review
FALL 2015 Rafael Araujo Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Guidelines for the USDA-APHIS-PPQ Weed Risk Assessment Great Lakes Commission
FALL 2015 Daniel Suman Latin American Sea Turtles A Study of Consumptive and Non-Consumptive Methods of Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica Lecturer
FALL 2014 Davide Letson NOAA NMFS SFSC An Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in the U.S. Virgin Islands City of Bowie
FALL 2014 Maria Estevanez Miami-Dade County League of Cities Miami-Dade County Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Action Plan Analysis EAS Engineering, Inc.
FALL 2014 David Letson NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center Metadata and Literature Reivew of Coastal and Ocean Economic Activiteis in the US Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Carribean NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Hollings Marine Laboratory
SUMMER 2014 Maria Estevanez FDEP - Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Rapid Assessment of Biscayne Bay Coastline Tropical Audubon Society
FALL 2014 Maria Estevanez Biscayne National Park Marien Debris Accumulation on Elliot Key and the Potential Hazards to Nesting Engangered Carretta carretta Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
SUMMER 2013 Maria Estevanez US ACE Balancing Environmental Health in an Expanding World: The Port of Miami Dredge Project Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
FALL 2013 Daniel Suman Pangea Explorations The One Water Story Expedition: Assessing the Feasibility of Commercial Citizen Science Initiatives in the Great Lakes LiteraSea
FALL 2013 Daniel Suman Friends of Biscayne Bay and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preseves The Value of Biscayne Bay to Local Recreational Businesses Miami-Dade County, Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM)
FALL 2012 Maria Estevanez Miami-Dade County Sea Grant Extension Office Distribution Predictions and Biological Impacts of Marine Debris in Miami-Dade County, Florida Hogan Lovells US LLP
FALL 2012 Jill Richardson Clean Ocean Action Chief Executive Officer LNR Property Corporation
FALL 2012 Maria Estevanez Miami-Dade County Sea Grant Extension Office Associate Colson Hicks Eidson, PA

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Exploration Science (ESC)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job/Report Title Current Employer
SUMMER 2019 Keene Haywood Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Eradication Specialist Ecosystem Management
FALL 2019 Keene Haywood PADI China Marketing and Development Coordinator PADI China
FALL 2018 Keene Haywood Miami Dade County Environmental Scientist Davis Environmental Solutions
FALL 2018 Keene Haywood Mozambique Ph.D. student Oregon State University
SUMMER 2018 Keene Haywood Frost Museum of Science Environmental Education Program Staff Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
FALL 2017 Keene Haywood Florida Fish and Wildlife Community Organizer Surfrider Foundation
FALL 2017 Andrew Baker University of Miami Coral Reef Futures Lab Ph.D. Student University of Miami
FALL 2017 Neil Hammerschlag University of Miami Shark Research and Conservation Lab Chief of Dive Staff Miami Aquanauts
FALL 2016 Keene Haywood National Park Service - S. FL/Caribbean Network 3D Modeling of Coral Reefs using Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry as an Inventory and Monitoring Tool Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
FALL 2016 Keene Haywood Dry Tortugas National Park Comparing Lionfish Distributions between the Dry Tortugas and Biscayne National Park NOAA Southest Fisheries Science Center: Benthic ecology research group
SPRING 2016 Kenny Broad Dry Tortugas National Park GoPros in Science: Can you be a Hero and a Scientist? Lindblad Expeditions
FALL 2015 Keene Haywood Bush Heritage Australia Analytical modeling of conservation of mass and salt to quantify groundwater influx in Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Western Australia Bazilian Navy
FALL 2015 Kenny Broad Land and Sea Surveying Concepts Utilizing Single Beam Sonar Systems for Evaluation of Port Construction Dredging Operations in Port Lafito, Haiti The Dutra Group
FALL 2015 Kenny Broad Land and Sea Surveying Concepts Inc. Planning and Execution of Port Lafito Bathymetric Survey Expedition Land and Sea Surveying Concepts

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J.D./M.P.S.

Graduate Year Advisor Job Title Current Employer
SPRING 2018 Daniel Suman Associate Attorney The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A.
SPRING 2018 Daniel Suman Attorney 2019 Knauss Fellow
SPRING 2016 Sarah Meltzoff General Counsel Miami Waterkeeper
SPRING 2015 Maria Estevanez Attorney Law Firm of Saavedra | Goodwin in Fort Lauderdale
SPRING 2015 Maria Estevanez Assistant Counsel NYC Department of Environmental Protection
SPRING 2014 Daniel Suman Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice
FALL 2013 Daniel Suman Attorney Pinellas County Attorney's Office

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Fisheries Management and Conservation (FMC)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job/Report Title Current Employer
SPRING 2018 Jill Richardson NOAA FORCES Research Associate NOAA Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division
SUMMER 2018 David Die University of Miami PhD student University of Miami
FALL 2018 Elizabeth Babcock, PhD CIMAS Senior Laboratory Specialist Virginia Institute of Marine Science
SUMMER 2018 Nelson Ehrhardt CIMAS Senior research associate CIMAS/NOAA
FALL 2017 Elizabeth Babcock NOAA - AOML Ph.D. Student University of Florida
FALL 2016 Nelson Ehrhardt NOAA SEFSC Analysis of Pink Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duorarum) populations in regards to Port of Miami Dredging HP Hood LLC
FALL 2016 Jill Richardson University of S. Carolina - Beaufort Risk Assessment of Boat Noise on Fish Acoustic Communication in the May River, South Carolina FIU Aquatic Ecology Lab
FALL 2016 Nelson Ehrhardt National Marine Fisheries Service Coastal Resource Scientist Oyster Recovery Partnership
FALL 2015 David Die The Nature Conservancy Assessing the Vulnerability of Fisheries to Climate Change at a Global Scale Key Biscayne Community Foundation
SPRING 2015 Nelson Ehrhardt NOAA Southeast Fisheries Associate Software Developer Gartner
FALL 2015 David Die The Nature Conservancy PhD Student University of Miami
FALL 2015 David Die Broward County Env. Planning Community Resilience Div. Developing a Living Shorelines GIS Database of South Florida Broward County Governmental Center
FALL 2014 David Die NOAA Southeast Fisheries Program Coordinator University of Miami
SUMMER 2012 Su Sponaugle NOAA Southeast Fisheries Senior Research Associate University of Miami
FALL 2012 Jill Richardson National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Biologist Pontchartrain Partners, LLC
FALL 2012 Nelson Ehrhardt Central American Billfish Association Fish Biologist 2 Jamison Consulting for NOAA
SUMMER 2011 Jill Richardson RSMAS PhD Candidate The University of British Columbia
SUMMER 2011 Jill Richardson NOAA Southeast Fisheries PhD RSMAS / Independent Consultant National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

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Marine Conservation (MCO)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Report Title Current Employer
SUMMER 2017 Pamela Fletcher Miami Seaquarium Reef Ranger Research Report: A Youth Education Initiative Sanibel Sea School
SUMMER 2017 Joshua Coco Marine Discovery Center Short Term Effects of Summer Camp on Marine Knowledge Science Eye
SUMMER 2017 Jill Richardson NOAA NMFS-SEFSC Stranded Cetaceans: Response, Necropsy, Morphometrics (Body Mass Index Evaluation), and Tooth Sample Reference Archiving Sunken Places
SUMMER 2017 Tamay Ozgokmen Debris Free Global, Inc., dba "Debris Free Oceans" The Litter Mermaid Project: An Overview of Marine Litter in Miami Kayak Connection
SPRING 2017 Maria Estevanez UM RSMAS Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Local Ecological Knowledge (LEEK) to Characterize Small-Scale Fisheries of Puerto Rico University of the Philippines
SUMMER 2016 Maria Estevanez Broward County-Beach & Marine Resources Section Spatial Mapping of Sea Turtle Disorientation Due to Artificial Lighting on the Nesting Beaches of Broward County, Florida Suffolk County Community College
FALL 2016 Maria Estevanez City of Miami Beach Public Works Department's Environmental Management Division City of Miami Beach Dune Management Plan US Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
FALL 2016 Jill Richardson SEAVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Magazine Photojournalism as a Method of Conservation Outreach: Assisting in the Development of a New Digital Marine Conservation and Travel Magazine National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
FALL 2016 Keene Haywood Sea Turtle, Inc. A Comprehensive Analysis of Sea Turtle Strandings Due to Anthropogenic Causes Around South Padre Island (1980-2016) Operation Wallacea
FALL 2016 Andrew Baker NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center The Effects of Dredging on South Florida Coral Reefs National Oceanographic Partnership Program
FALL 2016 Maria Estevanez Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve An Evaluation of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve: 50 Years of Conservation Florida Department of Health
FALL 2016 Evan D'Alessandro Biscayne National Park Evaluating the Catch Efficiency of Antillean Z-traps on Invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles ) DERM for Miami-Dade County: Coastal Section
FALL 2016 Maria Estevanez Friends of the Chicago River Friends of the Chicago River's Overflow Action Days: Bringing the Campaign to Schools and Evaluating its Success Coca Cola
FALL 2016 Elizabeth Babcock Environmental Defense Fund - Raleigh, NC A Comprehensive View of Dusky Shark Bycatch Within the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Peace Corps in the Philippines
SPRING 2016 Evan D'Alessandro National Park Service, Everglades National Park, Homestead, Fl Ten Year Prospectus of Trends in Length and Abundance of Centropomous undecimalis (Common snook) in Everglades National Park Everglades National Park
SPRING 2016 Keene Haywood United Nations Environmental Programme Citizen Science for Global Marine Litter Monitoring International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
SPRING 2016 Maria Estevanez Debris Free Oceans Building Debris Free Oceans: Inspiration through Education Debris Free Oceans
SUMMER 2015 Maria Estevanez Healthy Earth Sarasota Inc. Investigation of Harvest Productivity at Healthy Earth Sarasota's Siberian Sturgeon Recirculating Aquaculture Farm Healthy Earth Sarasota, Inc.
FALL 2015 Keene Haywood Miami WaterKeeper Outreach in the Classroom: Using ESRI's mapping tools in a curricular design to aid Miami-Dade County middle school students in understanding and communicating local sea level rise John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
FALL 2015 Maria Estevanez Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Instruments and Implementation Methods for Reduction in Single-Use Plastic Bag Consumption Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SPRING 2015 Maria Estevanez Prestige Cruise Holdings Inc Environmental Compliance and Policy in the Cruise Line Industry Norwegian Cruise Lline Holdings Ltd.
SUMMER 2015 Diego Lirman Mote Marine Laboratory Effects of Low pH on Juvenile Bay Scallop Survival Rates Atlantic Edge Dive Center
FALL 2015 Keene Haywood Biscayne National Park Expanding Lionfish Outreach and Interpretation in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties: Informing Key Stakeholders on the Significance of the Invasion and Importance of their Removal Using Various Outreach Methods NOAA - contractor through Riverside Technology
FALL 2015 Jill Richardson Sea Synergy Cetacean Sightings, Sustainable Ecotourism, and Education/Outreach in Southwest Ireland Pacific Whale Foundation
SPRING 2015 Keene Haywood Jungle Island The Development of an Innovative Citizen Science Initiative at a Marine Mammal/Zoological Facility Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
SPRING 2015 Manoj Shivlani Whale and Dolphin Conservation Exploratory Analysis into the Temporal and Spatial Distribution Patterns Among Humpback Whales and Dolphins in the Southern Gulf of Maine American Consulting Professionals, LLC
FALL 2014 Diego Lirman National Park Service: South Florida/Carribean Network Inventory and Monitoring Program The Spatial and Temporal Trends of 11 Scloratinian Coral Species of the Virgin Islands National Park University of Miami - Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing
SPRING 2014 Maria Estevanez The City of Miami Beach Environmental Resources Management Division Review and Assessment of the Construction Site Runoff Inspection and Enforcement Prgogram of a Municipal Stormwater Management Program: City of Miami Beach, Florida City of Miami Department of Emergency Management
SPRING 2014 Daniel Benetti Gulf Coast Marine Life Center Gulf Coast Marine Life Center: Advancing Sustainable Aquaculture in the US Carnival Cruise Line
FALL 2014 Jill Richardson NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory Enhancing AOML Science Communications via Social Media Platforms Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
FALL 2014 Maria Estevanez Marine Conservation Institute Pirate Fishing and Politic: Getting Congressioanl Support for Illegal Fishing Legislation FishWise (California-based NGO consultancy)
SPRING 2014 Maria Estevanez Biscayne National Park Expanding Biscayne National Park's Indo-Pacific Lionfish Outreach and Education: Communicating the significance of the Lionfish invasion to Miami-Dade County stakeholder groups Florida Sea Grant
FALL 2013 Maria Estevanez Shark Savers, SharksCount Program Protecting sharks: eclogical importance and conservation strategies University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
FALL 2013 Elizabeth Babcock The Environmental Defense Fund Improving fisheries management through governance and incentives for habitat conservation Oceana
SPRING 2013 Sarah Meltzoff Isabela Oceanographic Institute Expanding Outreach for the Isabela Oceanographic Institute, Isabela Island, Galapagos Christine Ren Films
SPRING 2013 Maria Estevanez The New Smyrna Beach Marine Discovery Center Aquanauts National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI): NSF grant sponsored
FALL 2013 Andrew Baker Key Biscayne Community Foundation Developing a nearshore coastal ecosystem education and outreach programfor the Citizen Scientist Project of Key Biscayne Florida Department of Health in Orange County for environmental health
FALL 2013 Maria Estevanez Alaska SeaLife Center Visitor Response to the Sustainable Fishing Exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center National Aquarium
SPRING 2013 Maria Estevanez Blue Water Initiative Analysis of Tire Extraction Pilot Study in Osborne Reef Stantec
FALL 2013 Sara Fain The Nature Conservancy North Carolina Engagin North Carolina's new conservationists: Developing a community outreach campaign with the Nature Conservancy Sustain Charlotte
FALL 2013 Daniel Suman Oceana Affecting Change in Offshore Drilling Policies in Florida Through Outreach and Advocacy City of Homestead
FALL 2013 Maria Estevanez NOAA Office of Protected Resources Fishing Piers and Protected Species: An assessment of the Presence and Effectiveness of Conservation Measures in Charlotte and Lee County, Florida Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
FALL 2013 Maria Estevanez Environmental Defense Fund Estimate of the Number of Global Fisheries and Comparison of Fisheries Data Sources National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
FALL 2013 Maria Estevanez NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary The Effects of Georgia's Watershed on Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: An Outreach Campaign Chatham County Public Information Office
FALL 2012 David Letson Shark Savers Saving Sharks: Projects to Promote Conservation Awareness and Citizen Science WaterLust
FALL 2012 Liana McManus The Bill Fish Foundation The Role of Recreational Fishing in the Establishment of Marine Reserves The Billfish Foundation

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Marine Mammal Science (MMS )

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Report Title Current Employer
SUMMER 2017 Jill Richardson NOAA NMFS-SEFSC Performance of the Digital Analysis and Recognition of Whale Images on a Network (DARWIN): utilizing dorsal fin matching software to improve data processing for the Biscayne Bay bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) photo-identification project NOAA,NMFS-SWFSC
SUMMER 2017 Jill Richardson Mote Marine Laboratory (MML) A Retrospective Analysis of Fibropapillomatosis in Sea Turtles Mote Marine Lab
SUMMER 2017 Jill Richardson NOAA NMFS-SEFSC Quality assessment and quality control (QA/QC) of the Biscayne Bay bottlenose dolphin photo-identification project database and spatial plotting of track-lines Georgetown University
SUMMER 2017 Jill Richardson Island Dolphin Care Assessing and maintaining the health of a captive bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population through the establishment of independent veterinary care Dolphin Care
FALL 2016 Jill Richardson Clearwater Marine Aquarium Assessment of Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapu on the mobility of geriatric North American river otter (Lontra canadensis)  in managed care Clearwater Marine Aquarium
SPRING 2016 Jill Richardson Dolphins Plus (new host), Mystic Aquarium (old host) The influence of birth order, developmental stage, and sex of a calf on interactions and aggression in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus ) Dolphins Plus
FALL 2015 Jill Richardson Clearwater Marine Aquarium The Development of a Coordinated Response Plan for Cetacean Mass Strandings Louisiana State University
FALL 2015 Jill Richardson Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Manatee and Human Interactions in the Three Sisters Springs Unit and Banana Island Waters of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Citrus County, Florida Miami Seaquarium
FALL 2015 Jill Richardson Cascadia Research Collective The Spatiotemporal Relationship between Cetacean Sightings and Strandings in and around Puget Sound, Washington Marine Life Center
FALL 2014 Jill Richardson NOAA NMFS SFSC Estimating abundance of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Gulf of Mexico from acoustic data collected during the NOAA Cruise GU-09-03 (054) Baylor University
SPRING 2014 Jill Richardson OERCA and Dolphin Cove Research and Education Quantification of Tooth Rake Marks in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for Improved Aggression Management SAIC
FALL 2014 Jill Richardson Monterey Bay Aquarium Development of Behavioral Milestones in Rehabilitated Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutrisnereis) Pups at Monterey Bay Aquarium Full-time: SPCA for Monterey County, Part-time: Sea Otter Savvy
FALL 2014 Jill Richardson Dolphins Plus Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops trencatus) Whistle Rates and Blood Cortisol Levels During Periods of Percieved Stress Independent contractor
SPRING 2014 Jill Richardson Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Development of a Formal Sea Otter Internship Program at the Audubon Aquarium of Americas - New Orleans, LA Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
FALL 2014 Jill Richardson Mystic Aquarium Histological Assessment of Spleen and Lymph Node Tissue of the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) and the Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris): Age and Sex Differences UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
FALL 2013 Jill Richardson Miami Seaquarium The frequency of vocalizations exhibited by rescued Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris): the influence of time of day, sex, and feeding Clinique Veterinaire Quartier DIX30
FALL 2013 Jill Richardson Dolphins Plus, Key Largo Establishing a Welfare Assessment of Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Looking to set up her own consulting company - just received a PhD from University Paris 13
FALL 2013 Jill Richardson Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Training Protocol and Behavioral Inventory for Tursiops truncatus) Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder
FALL 2013 Jill Richardson US Geological Survey, Sirenia Project The Relationship Between Premortem Sighting Distribution and Potential Toxin Exposure of Manatees Salvaged During the Brevard County, 2012-2013 Unusual Mortality Event South Florida Museum
FALL 2012 Jill Richardson Biscayne National Park Management of Sea Turtle Nests in Biscayne National Park, Florida OdySea Aquarium
FALL 2012 Jill Richardson Dolphins Plus Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) vocalizations in response to a stimulus: Behavioral cotnext and demographic variability The Seeing Eye
FALL 2011 Jill Richardson NOAA NMFS OLE Enforcement of the Marine Mammal Protection Act in the Southeast Region of the United States: A review of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) provisioning, including recommendations for improved reporting and public education NOAA
FALL 2011 Jill Richardson NOAA Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division Descriptive epizootiology of parasites from the 1991-2005 mass strandings of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in the Southeastern United States Scholastic

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Natural Hazards and Catastrophes (NHC)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job/Report Title Current Employer
SPRING 2019 Igor Kamenkovich AIR Worldwide Risk Consultant AIR Worldwide
FALL 2018 Igor Kamenkovich NOAA Meteorologist National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, NOAA NESDIS
SUMMER 2018 David Kelly NOAA Research Associate Weber and Company
FALL 2017 Igor Kamenkovich FEMA Environmental and Historical Specialist FEMA
FALL 2017 Igor Kamenkovich RSMAS Division of Marine Operations Founder Johnstone & Lloyd llc Relilience Consultants
SUMMER 2017 David Letson South Florida Regional Planning Council Geospatial Analyst Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
FALL 2016 Igor Kamenkovich Munich Reinsurance America Catastrophe Management Analyst American Family Insurance
FALL 2016 Igor Kamenkovich Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Catastrophe Analyst Guy Carpenter
FALL 2017 Igor Kamenkovich FEMA, Department of Homeland Security FEMA Pathways internship: an internship report FEMA
SUMMER 2017 David Letson South Florida Regional Planning Counciel Mapping Future Expansion of the Coastal High Hazard Area and Community Rating System Recommendations: in the Florida Keys with a focus on Islamorada FEMA
FALL 2016 Igor Kamenkovich Munich Reinsurance America Testing and validation of the U.S. flood model, KatRisk, for determining risk eligibility for Munich Re America Inc. Inland Flood Coverage Endorsement product American Family Insurance
FALL 2016 Igor Kamenkovich Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Defining and Analyzing the Frequency and Severity of Flood Events to Improve Risk Management from a Reinsurance Standpoint Guy Carpenter

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Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (TME)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job/Report Title Current Employer
SPRING 2019 Chris Langdon South Florida & Caribbean Network Research Operations Specialist II National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
FALL 2019 Chris Langdon South Florida & Caribbean Network Program Coordinator University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
FALL 2019 Diego Lirman Florida Sea Grant Project Scientist Cummins Cederberg
FALL 2019 Evan D'Alessandro NOAA - AOML Senior Research Associate - AOML social media University of Miami CIMAS
FALL 2018 Dr. Maria Estevanez Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Science Policy Associate The Billfish Foundation
FALL 2018 Andrew Baker University of Miami Coral Reef Futures Lab Biological Science Technician Biscayne National Park
FALL 2018 Evan D'Alessandro Dry Tortugas National Park Biological Science Technician Biscayne National Park
FALL 2018 Evan D'Alessandro Dry Tortugas National Park Reef Injury Prevention and Response Technician Florida Department of Environmental Protection
FALL 2018 Dr. Christopher Langdon South Florida & Caribbean Network Senior Laboratory Technician Florida International University
FALL 2018 Dr. Christopher Langdon Dry Tortugas National Park Biological Science Technician US Forest Service
SUMMER 2017 Joshua Coco NOAA-AOML/CIMAS Creating and Refining Outreach & Education Curriculum and Web Content Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
SPRING 2016 Andrew Baker National Park Service Developing a Monitoring Protocol Summary for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Bureau Veritas
FALL 2016 Diego Lirman Biscayne National Park Insights into reproductive strategies of invasive Pterois volitans/miles in Biscayne National Park National Park Service
FALL 2015 Andrew Baker Dry Tortugas National Park Assessment of Caretta caretta  and Chelonia mydas Nesting Activities to Determine if East Key Should Become a Marine Protected Area at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. Allen Marine Tours Inc
FALL 2015 Chris Langdon Biscayne National Park An Applied Approach to Macroscopic Gonadal Assessment in Invasive Pterois volitans and its Application in Citizen Science and Data Collection at Biscayne National Park West Virginia University
FALL 2015 Chris Langdon Dry Tortugas National Park Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Invasive Lionfish in the Dry Tortugas National Park West Marine Boating Store
FALL 2015 Dr. Diego Lirman Rescue A Reef (Benthic Ecology Lab) Enhancing the Rescue a Reef Program through Social Media, Education, and Outreach University of Miami: Lirman Lab
SPRING 2015 Andrew Baker National Park Service South Florida/Caribbean Network Snetwork-wide Analysis of Lionfish Distribution in National Parks in Florida and the US Virgin Islands Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project
SPRING 2015 Chris Langdon NOAA SEFSC An analysis of sea turtle strandings in Zone 25 from 1980-2013 NOAA SEFSC
SUMMER 2014 Evan D'Alessandro Biscayne National Park Evaluation of Attractants and Traps as a Potential Mitigation Method for Lionfish Management Dial Cordy & Associates
SPRING 2014 Diego Lirman Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Student Conservation Association Queen Conch Recruitment in the Florida Keys FWC
FALL 2013 Ian Enochs NOAA The effects of ocean acidification on benthic reef communities Bloom Energy
FALL 2013 Diego Lirman Key Biscayne Community Foundation Condition of Key Biscayne Natural Resources: The good, the bad, and the ugly Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
FALL 2012 Diego Lirman Malama Pupukea - Waimea Creating Comprehensive Protected Areas: The Ecology of the Pupukea Tide Pools and Their Value to the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR)
FALL 2011 Jill Richardson NOAA/SEFSC An assessment of disease prevalence and mitigation strategies among wild and outplanted Acropora cervicornis in the Florida Keys University of Florida
FALL 2011 Jill Richardson FDEP Recreational Dive Community Response to the Southeastern Florida Coral Reef Initiative's Monitoring Surveys Inquiry Gaylord Archival
FALL 2011 Jill Richardson Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ltd. Environmental Operations Development for Royal Caribbean Ltd. Stantec
FALL 2011 Chris Langdon Biscayne National Park/NPS An analysis of Florida's long-term sea turtle stranding dataset from 1980-2013 FWRI

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Underwater Archaeology (UA)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job Title Current Employer
FALL 2019 Fritz Hanselmann Biscayne National Park Archaeologist Archaeological and Historical Conservancy
FALL 2019 Fritz Hanselmann NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Marine Operations Technician Florida International University

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Weather Forecasting (WFC)

Graduate Year Advisor Internship Organization Job Title Current Employer
SPRING 2019 David S. Nolan NOAA – AOML Atmospheric Scientist and Meteorologist NOAA
FALL 2018 David S. Nolan National Weather Service Meteorologist U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)
FALL 2018 David S. Nolan NOAA – AOML Meteorologist and Scientific Programmer National Weather Service
SUMMER 2015 David S. Nolan National Weather Service Meteorologist US National Weather Service
SUMMER 2015 David S. Nolan National Weather Service President Collective Water Resources, LLC
SUMMER 2015 David S. Nolan National Weather Service Marine Forecaster NOAA Ocean Forecast Branch
SUMMER 2014 David S. Nolan National Weather Service Client Solutions Manager Kepler Group
SUMMER 2013 David S. Nolan National Weather Service Junior DevOps Engineer Intermx
SUMMER 2012 Brian Soden National Weather Service Meteorologist DTN Weather

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