SoMAS Photo Competition 2020

SoMAS Photo Competition 2020

The SoMAS photo competition is an annual event where students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public. This year we have changed our categories to better represent our SoMAS diversity and...
SoMAS MCP Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role

SoMAS MCP Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role

Photo above: Alan Alda, center, with Rachael Coccia, left, and her graduate advisor Kate Fullam. From Master’s Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, May 27, 2020. Helping to clear our shores of unsightly and...
SoMAS Convocation 2019

SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...
Erika Lanfranchi

Erika Lanfranchi

Picture above: SoMAS MCP Students Jennifer Lopez (left) and Erika Lanfranchi (right). Hello, my name is Erika Lanfranchi I am currently a Marine Conservation and Policy graduate student. My love for the ocean started at a young age, growing up in Brooklyn N.Y. I loved...
SoMAS Convocation 2017

SoMAS Convocation 2017

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Student Activities Center auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at...
Rachael Coccia

Rachael Coccia

I attended SUNY Fredonia with a major in Public Relations and minors in Biology and Psychology. I have always been interested in marine sciences. After taking an environmental science class at Fredonia I decided I wanted to assist in environmental efforts. I was able...

Shannon Davis

I attended Purchase College for undergrad and got a BFA in Dramatic Writing. I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Marine Conservation and Policy because I have always had a deep passion for marine life and conservation but my strengths were more geared toward...

Kaitlin Johnson

I attended SUNY Cortland for undergrad and was a biology major. I chose to attend this program here at Stony Brook because I not only wanted the education in marine biology, but I also wanted the education in conservation policy. This program I felt would leave me...
Whitney Leigh

Whitney Leigh

I attended the University of Dayton for undergrad and earned a B.A. in Public Relations and then proceeded to gain my teaching license. I have always been interested in learning about the ocean and the creatures that live beneath the surface and growing up in Alaska...
Jennifer Perfater-Barton

Jennifer Perfater-Barton

I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergrad and earned a BSc. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Geological Sciences. After undergrad I worked as a research technician at Washington University School of Medicine for 2 years. I then went to...

Jenna Schwerzmann

I attended Stony Brook University for undergrad and majored in Marine Vertebrate Biology. I started the MCP program 2 years after finishing my Bachelor’s. I stayed involved with my undergraduate research lab, which looked into sea turtle diet around Long Island, and...

Rachel Silver

I attended Stony Brook for my Bachelors in Environmental Science with a minor in Marine Science. I decided to pursue a graduate degree because I thought the MCP program would combine my love for science and my desire to help others understand the importance of marine...
Molly Vogt

Molly Vogt

Growing up on Long Island I was always drawn to the waters around me. From a young age I was curious about the oceans and the animals that inhabit them. This curiosity quickly turned into a passion and I ran with it.  As an undergraduate, I interned on a humpback...
Liana Simpson

Liana Simpson

I am a Long Island native and grew up loving the beaches of Long Island. I graduated May of 2015 with my Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Studies and minored in Marine Science from Stony Brook University.  In my studies I focused mainly on Long Island’s...
Mary Claire Arnold

Mary Claire Arnold

My love for the ocean definitely was fueled from growing up on the south shore of Long Island and spending every summer as a lifeguard and certified beach bum. I took this passion and received my B.S in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Biology and Chemistry from...

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