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MCP Students

SoMAS hosts a diverse student body. Learn more about our students and alumni below! Click on individuals to see their interests and how they plan to use what they’ve learned from the MCP program in their future careers.

MCP Student Profiles

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...

Charlton  Simmons

Charlton Simmons

Charlton Simmons earned his B.S in Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in May 2015. His primary passion for marine conservation focused on sea turtles rehabilitation in Topsail, NC. Charlton interned and worked extensively with the Karen...

Katelyn Herman

Katelyn Herman

As an undergraduate, I studied Biology at the University of Georgia and received my B.S. in 2012.  While at UGA, I worked as a research assistant for the Georgia Dolphin Ecology Program.  Our primary goal was to establish a photo identification catalogue to better...

Brian Yurasits

Brian Yurasits

I’m a Long Island native, and completed my B.A in Environmental Studies at New York University in 2015. In New York City, my research involved examining ecological data collected at marine reserves around the world, under a socio-economic scope. This work was aimed at...

L. Mae Henry

L. Mae Henry

Spending my summers on the Jersey Shore, and falling in love again and again with the ocean made it an easy decision when it came to picking my career. Though what originally started as an excuse to always live near the beach, quickly turned into a passion. After...

Carly Haeussler

Carly Haeussler

I grew up in upstate New York along the Hudson River. In 2015 I received my BS from SUNY ESF in Conservation Biology with minors in Marine Science and Construction Management. While at ESF I had the opportunity to complete field research in South Africa, Hawaii, and...

MCP Alumni Profiles

Hazel Wodehouse (MA, 2011)

Hazel Wodehouse (MA, 2011)

Graduates from the Marine Conservation and Policy Program are prepared for a variety of careers, including jobs in the government, non-profit, and private sectors. One recent MCP graduate, Hazel Wodehouse, is training the next generation of ocean scientists at Suffolk...

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