Current Officers


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!

 

 

Vice President

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!

 

 

Treasurer

Elizabeth Bouchard
Ecology and Evolution Master’s Student
ehb52@hsrl.rutgers.edu

 

Biography: Elizabeth is a Master’s student in the Rutgers Ecology and Evolution program, and her research takes place at the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Research Lab. She wants to continue into a career as an applied marine ecologist, bridging the gap between scientists, industry, and decisionmakers. A fun fact about her is that she’s been to more national parks in South Africa than in the US!

 

 

Secretary

Lauren Cook
Oceanography Ph.D. Student
lcook@marine.rutgers.edu

 

Biography: Lauren is a Ph.D. student in oceanography, and their research currently explores the role of forage fish in carbon cycling on the US Northeast Shelf. In their career, they hope to apply this research to harder-to-study mesopelagic species that are at risk of being fished in the future. A fun fact about them is that they love film almost as much as fish!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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