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Women of WHOI: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Clark 507
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Women's Committee presents a panel discussion on the changing role of WHOI's women.  The discussion by an invited panel of speakers will be moderated by Dr. Susan Avery.

Please join us for the panel discussion and reception.

Panel Speakers

Amy Bower

Amy Bower
Physical Oceanography

Amy's formative years were spent exploring the beaches in Rockport, Massachusetts. She studied physics at Tufts University outside Boston, then attended the Graduate School of Oceanography at URI where she received her Ph.D in 1988.She has worked at WHOI ever since, first as post-doctoral scholar, then on the scientific staff, earning tenure in 1999. Amy studies the structure and variability of boundary currents, marginal sea overflows and eddies, mainly using neutrally buoyant drifters.
John Farrington John Farrington
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
John is currently a WHOI Scientist Emeritus. At WHOI, he has served as Associate Director for Education and Dean, and as Vice President and Dean for Academic Programs. Following completion of a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at Southeastern Massachusetts University and a Ph.D. in Oceanography at URI, he joined WHOI in 1971 as a post-doc and worked on the scientific staff of the Chemistry Department for 17 years, serving as Director of the WHOI Coastal Research Center for six years. From 1988-1990 he was appointed the Michael P. Walsh Professor and Director of the Environmental Sciences Program at the UMass-Boston. His scholarly interests include marine organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry of organic pollutants, biochemistry of marine organisms, environmental quality issues, science education, science-policy and science-religion interactions.

Danielle Fino

Danielle Fino
Danielle is the WHOI Web Communications Manager.  She is responsible for managing the web development group and its responsibility for design, development, functionality, navigation, interface, and user experience of information products (including Web sites, tutorials, applications, etc.). Danielle received a B.A in Geology from State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master's in Journalisim from Columbia University School of Journalism.Danielle was working for ABC News when she jumped at the opportunity to work at WHOI, where she could merge her science, communications, and technical background.  She has been at the Institution since 1999.

Amy Kukulya

Amy Kukulya
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Amy received her B.S. from Rutgers University in Environmental Policy where she played Division I Softball. After graduating, she went to Isla Magueyes Research Station in Puerto Rico to do experimental aquaculture research. A year later, she joined a volunteer environmental residential program as an AmeriCorps member on Cape Cod. Subsequently, Amy fell in love with the Woods Hole community and has been working at WHOI ever since. While working in the Biology Department, she was introduced to robotics for the first time on a project in Antarctica. As a result of this experience, she strived to cross disciplines and joined the OSL (REMUS) Lab in AOP&E. For the past six years, she has been working on a wide plethora of engineering tasks and operations with the AUV, REMUS. Her hobbies include scuba diving, tinkering, traveling and boating and she recently earned her Captain’s license from the USCG.

Laurie Murphy

Laurie Murphy
Controller's Office
Laurie Murphy began her appointment as Assistant Controller in May 2000.  Prior to her current position, Laurie was Payroll Manager for 15 years here at WHOI.  Employed at the Institution since 1974, Laurie held various positions in the Payroll Office.  She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.  She is a CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) with the American Payroll Association.