Current Officers

 

 

 

President

Emily Slesinger
Oceanography Ph.D. Student
slesinger@marine.rutgers.edu 

Biography: Emily is an Oceanography Ph.D. candidate with an emphasis on fisheries. She wants to continue into a career in academia to research and teach about fisheries science and biology. A fun fact about her is that she has been to every continent except Africa, but she hopes to get there one day!

 

 

 

Vice President

Emily Manuel
Ecology and Evolution Master’s Student
ecm118@hsrl.rutgers.edu

Biography: Emily is a Master’s student in the Rutgers Ecology and Evolution program studying how larval oyster swimming behavior affects habitat selection which leads to increased fitness.  She wants to continue into a career in habitat conservation to protect our planet and the amazing biodiversity it holds.  A fun fact about her is that she enjoys rock climbing!

 

 

 

Treasurer

Jeewantha Bandara
Ecology and Evolution Master’s Student
jeewantha.bandara@rutgers.edu

Biography: Jeewantha was born in Sri Lanka and is a Master’s student in the Rutgers Ecology and Evolution program. He aspires to get his Ph.D. and lead the establishment of sustainable fisheries in South Asia. A fun fact about him is that he loves reading about Ancient Roman history!

 

 

 

 

Secretary

Kiernan Bates
Marine Biology Undergraduate Student
kab565@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Biography: Kiernan is an undergraduate student with a major in Marine Biology and minor in Fisheries Science. She aspires to get her Ph.D. and research shark reproductive biology. A fun fact about her is that she enjoys scuba diving and is working towards her scientific diver certification!

 

 

 

Advisor
Daphne Munroe
Associate Professor
dmunroe@hsrl.rutgers.edu