Heather Leslie, Professor, UMaine School of Marine Sciences

Tim Frawley, Affiliated Postdoctoral Research Associate

Cedar Gordon, 2024 Summer Research Intern

Phoebe Jekielek, PhD Candidate in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Joelle Klichenmann, PhD Candidate in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Jessica Reilly-Moman, Affiliated Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sarah Risley, PhD Candidate in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Abigail Skena, 2024 Summer Research Intern

Jennifer Smith-Mayo, PhD Candidate in Communications & Journalism

Lab Alums

High School, Undergraduate & Post Bac Researchers

Jenny Adler, Conservation Photographer

Ben Apple, Attorney for family farmers and environmental conservation

Hank Baker, Evolutionary ecologist

Joey Bernhardt, University of Guelph Assistant Professor

Bridgette Black, Airbnb

Harriet Booth, Puget Sound Partnership

Caitlin Brisson, Duolingo

Melissa Britsch, Maine Department of Marine Resources

Brendyn Brooks-Stocking, Mitsui

Samuel Burgess, 2021 Summer Research Intern

Laura Chartier Brown, Hanna Instruments (Summer 2008)

Nathaniel Chu, Co-founder and CEO, Tezza

Karen Cortes

Currie Dugas

Audrey Hufnagel, Research Assistant from Lincoln Academy (Summer 2022)

Morgan Ivens-Duran, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Emily Lamb, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Annapurna Leung, 2022-2023 Capstone Student

Jenna Lyons, Capstone Student

Bradlyn McEttrick, 2021 Capstone in Marine Sciences

Brendan Mirra, Research Assistant from Wake Forest University (Summer 2022)

Jakob O’Neal, Research Assistant from Southern Maine Community College (Summer 2022)

Megan Palmer, National Environmental Education Foundation

Amelia Papi, 2021 Summer Research Intern

Emma Polhemus, 2023 Summer Research Intern

Kaitlyn Raffier, Natural Resource Manager for State of Alaska (Summer 2018)

Lee Richter

Carolina Rolfe, 2021 Summer Research Intern

Kristen Sebasky, Apex Clean Energy

Katherine Siegel, University of Toronto Assistant Professor

Will Spaller, 2022-2023 Capstone Student

Darius Stanton, American Cleaning Institute (Summer 2014)

Cassandra Strauch, Summer 2019 Undergraduate Researcher

Sara Swett, 2021-22 Capstone in Marine Sciences and now a graduate student at University of Delaware

Eric Van Arsdale, Industrial Metal Enterprise

Allison Wentz, Google

Kara Woo, Senior Data Science Engineer at InsightRX

Madeline Williams, Undergraduate Student in Marine Sciences

Jessica Woodall, Marine Educator (Summer 2019)

Matt Yost, 2022-2023 Capstone Student

Masters and Post Masters Researchers

Melissa Britsch, UMaine, dual M.S. degrees in Marine Biology & Marine Policy, 2021, now a Senior Planner with Maine DMR’s Coastal Program

Marcy Cockrell, Research Technician, now Science Coordinator with NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture

Marina Cucuzza, UMaine, dual M.S. degrees in Marine Biology & Marine Policy, 2020, now with USGS

Tara Gancos Crawford, Brown M.A., 2010

Sarah Doudera, Professional Science Masters in Marine Sciences, 2022

Nick Gredin, dual Masters in Business Administration and Information Systems, UMaine 2022

Joelle Kilchenmann, now a PhD Student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Courtney Mattison, Brown, M.A., 2011, now an independent artist

Lauren Watka, Brown, M.A., 2012, and now at Rhode Island College


Sarah Crosby (PhD, Brown University 2015), now Director of Conservation and Policy,

Kara Pellowe (PhD, University of Maine 2019), Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Center, & Stockholm University, Sweden

Jessica Reilly-Moman (PhD, University of Maine 2021), now Affiliated Research Associate, Darling Marine Center


Keryn Gedan, Associate Professor, The George Washington University

Kaitlyn Haynal, Independent Researcher

Kara Pellowe, Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Center, & Stockholm University, Sweden

Leila Sievanen, Program Officer, University of California Office of the President

Sheila Walsh Reddy, Senior Director of Conservation Impact, The Nature Conservancy