Other Team Members

Lila Garcia
Master's Candidate
lilag at uw dot edu


Lila is a research assistant on the SEP: Sustainability of Tidal Energy Project for which she is conducting a literature review of human dimensions of marine renewable energy. She is also a Master's candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, having earned her B.A. in History and International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her proposed M.A. project would examine the intersection of technology, gender, and activism. Working on a literature review on marine renewable energy has unveiled several parallels with her other research interests, including geographical understandings of place, conflicts over use of marine space, and the social constructions of technology.



Haley Harguth
haleylh at uw dot edu


Haley is currently assisting Dr. Jenkins' collaboration on the Sea Around Us Project with the University of British Columbia's Fisheries Centre, conducting a catch reconstruction of US West Coast fisheries dating back to 1950. She graduated from the Univiersity of Washington in 2013 with Master's Degrees from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and the Evans School of Public Affairs. Her thesis work examined environmental co-management between governmental and Native American tribal partners, focusing on a case study of the Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Project. She is a Marc Hershman Policy Fellow and will be working at the Puget Sound Partnership for the duration of her 2013-2014 fellowship.



Adam Kowalski
akowalsk at uw dot edu


Adam is currently working for Dr. Jenkins on a derelict fishing gear project aimed at estimating fishing loss in the U.S. as a result of ghost fishing. He earned a Master's of Marine Affairs from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington in June 2013. His Master's thesis used social network analysis to examine how structural network characteristics influence the functionality of bridging organizations within a marine/coastal governance framework. Before entering SMEA, Adam earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. His prior work experience includes internships with the Center for Ocean Solutions in Monterey, CA and The Nature Conservancy in Seattle, WA as well as field research with the Wildlife Conservation Society at Glovers Atoll, Belize.