COAST Summer 2023 Interns



CSU Campus


Locati​on in California​

​Aquarium of the Pacific
Daran Towns*
CSU Monterey Bay
​Sea Otter Surrogacy Program​,
Long Beach
​Bay Conservation and Development District
Roxanne Wilkerson*
Sonoma State
​Adapting to Rising Tides Program,
San Francisco 
​​Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Kelsy Deckard*
CSU Monterey Bay
​Aquaculture and Animal Husbandry,
San Pedro
Ryn Heier*
Cal State Fullerton​
​California Ocean Science Trust​
Brandon Quintana
Cal State Fullerton

​Science to Accelerate Equitable Climate Adaptation​​,
​California State Lands Commission ​

Crystal Ramirez
Cal State LA
​Environmental Justice Policy Implementation and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,

Ivana Ruiz-Lara*
Cal State East Bay
​Marine Invasive Species Program,

​​​California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Marine Region

Emily Donahue*
CSU Monterey Bay
​California Spiny Lobster Fishery Management,
San Diego 
Ryan Hallisey
San José State
​Kelp Restoration and Management,
Santa Rosa 
Zoe Chevalier*
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
​Sarah Winkel
CSU Monterey Bay
​Whale Safe Fisheries Project,
Samuel Wu*
Cal State Long Beach​
​White Abalone Restoration,
San Diego 
​Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Alyssa Walter*
CSU Monterey Bay

Ocean Exploration,
Santa Barbara
​NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, CoastWatch West Coast Regional Node
Madison Richardson*
Cal Poly Humboldt
​​Ocean Satellite Data​,
​​NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Protected Resources Division​
Karla Buitrago-Yepes*
CSU Monterey Bay

Abalone Conservation​,
Long Beach
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service,
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Yoonjung Rha*
Cal State Long Beach​
Coastal, Marine, and Natural Resource Social Science Research​​​​, ​
Santa Cruz
Makena Keane*
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
​Deep-Water Data Analysis,
​Santa Cruz
​NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, West Coast Region
Anna Rothstein
San José State
​Ocean Policy,

​*Undergraduate students listed in italics

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