ldeighan at uw dot edu
Currently a Master’s Candidate at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA), Laura holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Florida Institute of Technology. While at SMEA, Laura hopes to expand her knowledge of marine species conservation and U.S. and international marine policy. She is especially interested in how these interplay within the fishing sector, with a strong interest in bycatch reduction and sustainable seafood policy.
coliverj at gmail dot com
Chris is a Master's student at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA). Before entering SMEA, he earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington. Having grown up in Alaska, Chris has long taken an interest in the natural world, especially the marine environment. He now seeks to augment his appreciation of natural science with an understanding of the processes behind natural resource management. He is particularly interested in fisheries management issues and their potential solutions.
krthomps at uw dot edu
Katie received a BA in Biology from Oberlin College. During her undergraduate career, she conducted research on a variety of topics, including the effects of ocean acidification on phytoplankton in Puget Sound, butterfly diversity on coffee farms in Costa Rica, and recovery patterns of mangroves in Mexico. She also worked at a local aquarium in her hometown of Bellingham, putting on public outreach programs.
After graduating from Oberlin, Katie was granted a Fulbright Fellowship in Costa Rica where she taught at the Universidad de Costa Rica and volunteered for sea turtle conservation organizations.
As a Master’s Candidate at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, she plans to focus on community-based marine resource management and conservation strategies both in the U.S. and internationally.
Read about past students involved with the Jenkins Research Team.