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Written by: Suzanna Clark   In my first year of graduate school, my advisor told me, “It doesn’t get easier, you just get better.”   After a quick google search, I realized that this quote is not original. There are countless blog posts and inspirational pictures centered around it, usually in the context of either…

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Written by: Alia Hidayat   The science is clear. Climate change is happening, and it is critical that we act soon to prevent its worst effects. What’s less clear, however, is what we do about it. If you, like me, are easily overwhelmed by the news and are tied to long carbon-heavy plane or car…

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Written by: Rebecca Chmiel Emmett Chappelle was born in October 1925 in Phoenix, Arizona when it was still a small agricultural city; (consider: Arizona before widespread air conditioning). Not a stranger to segregation, Chappelle attended primary school in an all-black 1-room schoolhouse, then high school at an all-black Phoenix public school, where he was top…

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Written by: Shawn Wang   I first met Professor Chris Jackson last summer at the WHOI Steinbach Departmental Lecture for Geology and Geophysics. I had just arrived at Woods Hole for graduate school two days prior and his talk was the first seminar I attended as a graduate student. Enthusiasm and energy emanated from his…

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Written by: Rose Palermo Dr. Dawn Wright is a leader in ocean exploration, marine geology, and marine geography. She pioneered the application of Geographical Information Science (GIS) to seafloor and ocean mapping, which transformed the capacity and capabilities of ocean sciences. She has worked with the scientific and environmental communities worldwide to utilize GIS for…

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Written by: Christina Hernández   The name Daniel Pauly evokes deep respect for anyone currently studying fisheries oceanography or fisheries management. Fish biologists all over the world are indebted to his pioneering work on establishing FishBase, an online database of information on fish identification, morphology, and habitat range. Over his career, Pauly revolutionized the way…

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Written by: Justin Suca Dr. Ambrose Jearld Jr. touts a career as both a fisheries biologist and an administrator with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole. In these roles, Dr. Jearld made significant contributions to ocean science, both in our understanding and collection of fisheries biology data and the promotion of diversity and…

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Written by: Alia Hidayat and Eeshan Bhatt   Black scientists and students are underrepresented in higher education, especially in oceanography. Despite making up 12.7% of the US population1, just 6% of all full-time faculty in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in 2017 and just 7% of doctorate recipients from 1998 and 2018 were Black.2,3 This disparity is particularly…

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