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Christine Wilkinson (pictured) works and volunteers at Cal Academy of Sciences since graduating from Cornell and participating in a number of programs at Shoals. Read all about Christine's whale of a story!











Rebecca Rundell (class of 1994) joins faculty of SUNY-ESF. Rebecca recalls: " about second grade or so I decided I wanted to be a marine biologist (even though I generally only saw the ocean a few days per year!). With this in mind I finally made it to Cornell University where I had the chance to take a summer field course in Field Marine Science at Shoals Marine Lab. It was there that my interest in invertebrates was sparked."

Keren Bitan (class of 2011) is working as a communications intern for the Conservation Law Foundation--follow the blog!

Kristen Covino (class of 2004) spends part of her study season on Appledore as a member of the University of Southern Mississippi Migratory Bird Research Group.

Amber Bratcher (class of 2004) is a grad student at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences studying rapid on-site detection and ecological monitoring of harmful algal blooms.

Miriam Goldstein
(class of 2002) is a grad student in biological oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Miriam, visited Shoals as part of a UNH Math & Marine Science program: "Shoals was pretty much the best thing that happened to me in high school!"

Tyler Garzo (class of 2006, 2007, and former island staffer) has his own web development company! Tyler helps Shoals maintain Appledore Island's IT network and, hosts our GoShoals! website.

Melissa Duhaime (class of 2002): "Very seldom can you pinpoint pivotal moments in your life, but my great summer at Shoals was, without a doubt, one of them."

Grace Ha (class of 2008, 2009) was a Fulbright Scholar, in South Korea her project was: Korea and the Ocean - Unique Marine Life and Traditional Maritime Culture of Jeju Island.

Justin Stilwell (class of 2009, 2010) is studying at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine; Justin is part of our ongoing gull ecology research project on Appledore Island.

Randi Rotjan (class of 1996) has traveled the world to study and help preserve marine ecosystems such as The Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Listen to Randi on WBUR radio.

Rod "Rocket" Getchell (class of 1979) assumes leadership of Cornell's AQUAVET® training program for aquatic medicine.


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