USC Sea Grant Trainees

Name PI Years Project Name
Ashley Cooper Charles Lester 2022-2023 California Coastal Managers Climate Adaptation Survey
Francis Nguyen Lisa Levin 2022-2023 Local Impact of DDTs on Deep-Sea Benthos Off Southern California
Yuwei Kong Jennifer Jay 2022-2023 Sources and Fate of Microbial Contaminants in Coastal Watersheds near Los Angeles: a Quantitative Approach Combining Mass Balance, Source Identification, and Remote Sensing
Thomas Rocca Erica Holland 2022-2023 Microplastic Fiber Toxicity in Marine Species with Different Feeding Types
Karina Johnston Jennifer Dugan 2022-2023 Evaluating Ecological and Physical Trajectories of Beach Restoration to Inform Nature-Based Adaptation Approaches that Enhance Coastal Resilience
Amirhossein Adibfar Hassan Davani 2022-2023 Enhancing the resilience of underserved coastal communities against compound flooding
Andrew Davidov Phyllis Grifman 2022-2023 People on the Move in a Changing Climate (PEMOCC)
Tina Nguyen Andrew Gracey 2021-2023 Interactive Effect of OA and Hypoxia on CA Species With Ecological and Fisheries Importance
Ryan Searcy Alexandra Boehm 2020-2021 Advancing an early warning system for California beach water quality with forecasting and nowcasting at data poor beaches
Monica Thukral Bradley Moore 2020-2022 Design and Development of a Universal Genetic Assay to Monitor and Predict Toxic Pseudonitzschia Planktonic Blooms
Kristen Elsmore Brian Gaylord 2020-2021 Wave attenuation and chemical buffering: Determining ecosystem services of giant kelp to Southern California
Alice Coleman Suzanne Edmunds 2019-2021 Meta-analysis of ecotoxicity data: an evolutionary perspective on choosing organisms for marine water quality assessment
Kyla Kelly David Hutchins 2018-2020 Multiple Stressors and Toxic Pseudo-nitzschia Blooms in California Waters: Understanding the Complex Interactive Impacts of Nutrients, Temperature, and Carbonate Chemistry
Amanda Russell Erica Holland 2018-2020 Utilizing transcriptomics to evaluate environment determinants of recruitment and health status of oyster species on implated oyster reefs in Newport Bay CA
Ariel Levi Simons Travis Longcore 2018-2020 Coast Light: Actionable Science to Manage Coastal Nightscapes
Molly Riddle Christine Bae 2018-2019 the Environmental ad economic impacts of moorage marinas on the west coast
Demetra Panos Kerry Nickols 2018-2019 Wave attenuation and chemical buffering: Determining ecosystem services of giant kelp to Southern California
Alexander Yee Sea Grant 2017-2018 Climate Policy
Mike Lee David Caron, Eric Webb 2017-2018 Documenting multiple phycotoxins in coastal ecosystems of the CA coast
Alexa Roeper Jeremy Claisse 2016-2018 What Factors excplainthe high rates of fish production associated with oil platforms off the coast of CA
Caitlin McGarigal Christopher Lowe 2016-2017 Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Angling Sress on two important game fish….
Sydnie LeMieux Tina Treude 2016-2017 Expoansion of Exygen Deficiency in the Santa Monica Basin
Jennifer Le Lisa Levin 2017-2017 Ecosystem Service-based Strategies for Optimizing Natural Treatment of Stormwater in So California
Jennifer Le Lisa Levin 2015-2016 Cleaning Urban Stormwater on its way to the Ocean:….
Madeleine Harvey Sarah Giddings 2015-2016 Low Inflow Estuarine Responses to Extreme Events: Storms and El Nino
Cheryl Doughty Richard Ambrose 2015-2017 Incorporating Climate – Smart Adaptive Strategies into Wetlands Recovery in Coastal Southern California
Nicholas Schooler Jennifer Dugan 2014-2015 A New Method for Monitoring Urban Beaches
Tongtong Guo James Moore 2014-2016 Analyzing the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Moorage Marinas on the West Coast
Zhi Zhu Hutchins 2014-2016 Trophic Transfer of Domoic Acid in Food Webs of the Future Greenhouse Coastal Ocean
Patrick Cousineau Sea Grant 2015-2016 Climate Policy
Molly Burdick-Whipp Christine Whitcraft 2014-2016 Understanding Fish Habitat
Monica Ly Sea Grant 2013-2015 Climate Policy
Erica Seubert Astrid Schnetzer, David Caron 2012-2013 Resolving the Annual Pattern of Algal Toxins in Coastal Waters of Los Angeles
Sean Windell Cory Garza 2012-2013 The value of Habitat Diversity in Marine Reserves: Spiny Lobster and Sheephead use of the Intertidal Zone at the Santa Catalina Island MPA
Evan Lee Kevin Kelley 2012-2013 Contaminant related thyroid disruption in wild fish in southern and norther california
Avery Tatters David Hutchins 2012-2013 Will a warmer, more acidic ocean lead to increased pseudo-nitzschia bloom
Patrick Sun Susan Edmands 2011-2012 Population Differences in Toxicant Sensitivity in The Tidepool
Copepod Tigriopus Californicus: Genetic Vs. Environmental Factors
Mallory Pirogovsky James Haw, Keith Maruya, Rachael Adams 2010-2012 Quantifying Contaminants of Emerging Concern In Urban Watersheds Using Bivalves And Passive Samplers
Abigail Joyce James Haw, Keith Maruya, Rachael Adams 2010-2012 Quantifying Contaminants of Emerging Concern In Urban Watersheds Using Bivalves And Passive Samplers
Bridget Seegers Burton Jones 2010-2012 High Resolution Remote Sensing of Coastal Discharge Plumes and
Algal Blooms in The Southern California Bight
Dwight Causey Kevin Kelley 2010-2012 Environmental Endocrine Disruption in Urban Ocean Fish – Mechansisms, Causes, Wider Impacts
Jeremy Jacquot James Moffett 2010-2011 The Copper Problem in California Marinas
Erica Seubert Astrid Schnetzer 2010-2012 Impacts of Algal Toxins on Species Composition of
Coastal Plankton Communities
Jacob Cram Jed Fuhrman 2010 2012 High Resolution Remote Sensing of Coastal Discharge Plumes and
Algal Blooms in The Southern California Bight
Emily Smail Sergio Sanudo-Wilhelmy 2009-2010 Evaluating The Impact Of The Clean Water Act On Coastal Waters off The Southern CA Bight: Temporal & Spatial Gradients in Metal Contamination in the Water Column & in Phytoplankton
Erica Seubert David Caron 2008-2010 Harmful Algal Blooms in King Harbor, Redondo Beach CA
Claire Waggoner Kevin Kelley 2008-2010 Proteomics to Develop Relevant Phenotypic Biomarkers of Environmental Impacts in Wild Marine Fishes of Southern California
Mara Brady Susan Kidwell 2008-2010 Estimating Impact on Shelf Macrobenthic Communities
Sean Vogt Steven Murray 2008-2010 Distributions, Abundances and Feeding Interactions with Native Consumers of Non-Indigenous Seaweeds on Urban Southern California Shores
Florence Pi Andrew Gracey 2008-2009 Mussel Monitoring for the New Millennium
Carla Navarro Steven Murray 2008-2009 Distributions, Abundances and Feeding Interactions with Native Consumers of Non-Indigenous Seaweeds on Urban Southern California Shores
Carlos Mireles Christopher Lowe 2007-2009 Site Fidelity And Depth Preference Of Nearshore Reef Fishes On San Pedro Shelf Offshore Petroleum Platforms
Alina Corcoran Rebecca Shipe 2007-2009 The Effects Of Urban Stormwater Runoff On Phytoplankton Dynamics In Santa Monica Bay
Anand Patel Burton Jones 2007-2008 Stormwater, Pathogens, and Particles –
Presence and Transport from an Urban Watershed
Adriane Jones Davie Caron 2006-2008 Geographic Survey And Web-Based Gis Model For Algal Toxins In Coastal Waters Near La Harbor
Jaime Sayre Devinny/ Maruya 2006-2008 Quantifying Pollutant Loading In An Urban Waterway Using Passive In Situ Samplers
Dawn Petschauer Kevin Kelley 2006-2008 Documentation Of Human-Derived Sex Steroid Hormones In Southern California Bight Flatfish
Erica Jarvis Christopher Lowe 2006-2007 The Effects Of Barotrauma On Catch & Release Survivorship Of Nearshore And Shelf Rockfishes In Southern California
Christine Lam John Wilson, Travis Longcore 2006-2007 Historical Ecology Of Southern California’s Coastal Wetlands
Jeffrey Onsted Keith Clarke, Gail Osherenko 2005-2007 California Coastal Zone Management Program: Retaining Agricultural Land…
Michael Schwalbach Jed Fuhrman 2005-2006 Factors Affecting Dispersion of Pathogenic Microorganisms In Coastal Waters
Melissa Murphay Le Dam Hanh 2005-2006 Integrating Maritime Transportation Movements With The Urban Transportation System (UTS): A Corridor-Centered Approach
Florian Koch Richard Dugdale 2004-2006 Impact of Anthropogenic Ammonium on Primary Production In Estuarine And Coastal Ecosystems
C.Scott Smith Raul Lejano 2004-2006 The Industrial Ecology of the Urban Ocean Interface: A Systems Perspective to Optimization of Best Management Practices
James Hip Dele Ogunseitan, Raul Lejano 2004-2006 The Industrial Ecology of the Urban Ocean Interface: A Systems Perspective to Optimization of Best Management Practices
Humberto Nation Barry Hibbs 2004-2005 Sources of Selenium in San Diego Creek Watershed
Swati Chaudhuri Le Dam Hanh 2004-2005 Integrating Maritime Transportation Movements With The Urban Transportation System (UTS): A Corridor-Centered Approach
Xiaolin Liang Jed Fuhrman 2003-2005 Molecular Assays Of Human Pathogenic Viruses In The Coastal Zone
Aimee Bullard Steven Murray 2003-2005 Changes In Species Abundances, Productivity, And Food Web Structure In Southern California Rocky Intertidal Communities Over A Period of Shifts In Oceanographic Climate And Increasing Urbanization
Lisa Gilbane Steven Murray 2003-2005 Changes In Species Abundances, Productivity, And Food Web Structure In Southern California Rocky Intertidal Communities Over A Period of Shifts In Oceanographic Climate And Increasing Urbanization

USC Sea Grant Knauss Fellows

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USC Sea Grant Interns

Name Year Internship Name Mentor
Melinda Saadatnejadi 2023-2024 Resilience Fellow Karina Alvarez
Giancarlo Ceja 2023 LiMPETS and LA MPA Youth Fishing Program Analysis Maria Madrigal and Linda Chilton
Abeerah Siddiqui 2023 Environmental Communications Internship Karina Alvarez
Gabriela Martinez 2023 Sea Grant Law Center Diversity Internship Amalia Almada
Charlie Doering-Powell 2022-2023 Environmental Communications Internship Amalia Almada
Rose An 2022-2023 LA MPA Collaborative community outreach Linda Chilton and Maria Madrigal
Amulya Jasti 2022 Zinsmeyer Fellowship Amalia Almada
Maia Bhattacharyya 2022 Aquaponics – Food for Thought Linda Chilton and Maria Madrigal
Gloria Jin 2022 LA MPA Collaborative outreach engagement Linda Chilton
Lilah Capp 2023 LA MPA Youth Fishing Program Linda Chilton
Montana Denton 2022 Science Communications-50th Anniversary Leah Shore and Charlotte Stevenson
Audrey Kuno 2021 Seaweed aquaculture – Ocean Farmer Project Linda Chilton
Sebastian Silva 2021 Environmental Literacy Education Mapping Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Eva Shafman 2021 Environmental Literacy Education Mapping Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Emily Peng 2021 Sustainability Mapping Melodie Grubbs
Alicia Adiwidjaja 2021 Environmental Education Mapping for LA County Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Zoe Lee 2021 Environmental Education Mapping for LA County Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Charmaine Chrisp 2021 Food for Thought: Aquaponics Linda Chilton
Holly Suther 2020-2021 Using social media to communicate about the intertidal with diverse audiences Linda Chilton
Claire Lui 2020-2021 Using social media to communicate about the intertidal with diverse audiences Linda Chilton
Tricia John 2020-2021 Urban Tides Mapping Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Charmaine Dalisay 2020 Urban Tides Mapping Revision Linda Chilton, Melodie Grubbs and Tricia John
Phoebe Mofett 2020 LA Environmental Literacy mapping project Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Camille Vais 2020 LA Environmental Literacy mapping project Linda Chilton and Melodie Grubbs
Zannatul Zannat 2019-2020 Food for Thought Aquaponics Linda Chilton and Diane Kim
Lindsay Bilger 2019-2020 Food for Thought: Aquaponics Linda Chilton
Nicholas Foster 2019 Mapping in MPAs with ROVs Linda Chilton
Nicholas Hadjamel 2019 LA Vulnerability Study Linda Chilton
Kristin Culbert 2009-2010 Parent Child program Linda Chilton

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