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American Samoa - Sabrina Woofter

Sabrina Woofter is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Florida and her M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina—Wilmington.

American Samoa Project


Guam - Whitney Hoot

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Whitney Hoot holds a B.A. in Sociology and Environmental Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland—College Park.

Guam Project


Puerto Rico - Mariana C. León-Pérez

Mariana C. León-Pérez was born and raised in the Caribbean archipelago of Puerto Rico. Her Master's thesis is focused on estimating seagrass cover changes within Caja de Muertos Island Nature Reserve throughout the period of 1950 to 2014, using a WorldView-2 satellite image and historical aerial photographs. This project has been founded by NOAA CREST.

Puerto Rico Project


U.S. Virgin Islands - Hilary Lohmann

From Summit, New Jersey, Hilary Lohmann has B.A. degrees in both Animal Behavior and Spanish from Bucknell University and an M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.

U.S. Virgin Islands Project


Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) - Malcolm Johnson

Raised in Northern Virginia, Malcolm Johnson received his B.A. in Environmental Sociology from Wichita State University and an M.A. in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Project


Florida - Kelly Montenero

Originally from Wisconsin, Kelly Montenero received her B.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin and her M.S. in Marine Affairs and Policy from University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Florida Project


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