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COAST Scholars-In-Training 2018 Scholars



KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Charlotte Brenner, second year environmental science student
Project: What do catsharks eat? (Hint: not micesharks!)
Mentor: Matthew Jew

"I feel more prepared because it helped me apply many of the classes I’ve taken to something real…This internship reminded me of my passion for Marine Science & I hope I can contribute it to my future."

KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Carol Chen, second year marine science student
Project: Can algae be used to create clean energy?
Mentor: Katie Graves

"By being able to conduct my own research, I am now more confident in lab procedures and conducting lab research."

KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Jennifer Grossman, second year marine science student
Project: What do catsharks eat? (Hint: not micesharks!)
Mentor: Matthew Jew

"Being exposed to more advanced science helps me a lot and I am able to apply what I have learned in class, or even just when I am reading a scientific paper. I definitely feel more prepared to complete my degree."

KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Mina Hernandez, third year marine science student
Project: Saving up: Resource storage in stalked kelp (Pterygophora californica)
Mentor: Lindsay Cooper

"With the help of my mentor, I have gained valuable lab and field experiences which I will apply towards my independent study. I plan to continue with scientific research for the remainder of my college career and follow this path towards a future career in academia."

KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Kaiku Kaholoaa, second year marine science student

"I feel that I have grown so much and gained a lot from this experience. I learned how a lab functions, some methods of conducting experiments, and what the daily life of a marine scientist is like."
KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Dionisia Ruiz, second year environmental science, technology and policy student
Project: Can algae be used to create clean energy?
Mentor: Katie Graves

"Before participating in COAST I wasn’t motivated to participate in anything other than classes and on-campus activities in my undergrad experience. Now I want to be involved in the sciences in the area, possibly do more internships, and volunteer for my interests."

KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Rose Schirmer, first year marine science student
Project: Spiny lobsters inside and outside of marine protected areas
Mentor: Taylor Eddy

"I feel much more knowledgeable about scientific research and how I can get my own project off of the ground when I feel ready. This experience has shaped me because I know that this is something that I for sure want to go in professionally. It opened my eyes to a community that I never wanted to leave."



KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Ethan Switzerfirst year marine science student

"As a first-year college student, it is a great program to kickstart my experience in marine science and apply what I am learning in the classroom to a glimpse of what a job after college will be like. I have made connections with other researchers and instructors at Moss Landing Marine Labs that has already given me a new project to dive into over summer 2019."
KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png Silvia Vasquez, second year marine science and mathematics student
Mentor: Lindsay Cooper

"COAST has helped me complete my fundamental goals within the research field. Also, I've learned to use many devices that will be initial my future research techniques of studying Coral Reefs."



KylieFoley_HeadShot.jpg.png​​​​ Mariah Windmon, second year marine science student
Project: Effects of ocean acidification and low dissolved oxygen on larval rockfish
Mentor: Kristin Saksa

"I think this was a great opportunity and it definitely contributed to my undergraduate education. Going to MLML, I actually got to hear other grad students talk about things they are doing, and they happen to be the same things I am learning about."

Scholar Cohorts: 2018 | 2017 

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