Michelle Fernandez

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Doctoral Graduate
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Ecology
University of Miami -Rosenstiel School

Michelle Fernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida in 2021. She then earned a Master of Professional Science degree from the University of Miami in Marine Conservation in 2022. Her masters project was titled “Impact of SEAHIVE™ installation on shoreline structural complexity and fish species diversity and abundance. I. Habitat baseline and assessment.” She is now pursuing a doctoral degree in Marine Biology and Ecology, with Dr. David Die as her advisor, characterizing small-scale/artisanal fishery interactions with blue marlin and yellowfin tuna in the Inter-American Seas.

Research Theme: Healthy Habitats

NOAA LMRCSC Fellows attain the NOAA Core Competencies detailed in this rubric.

NERTO Project Title:  Analysis of batoid bycatch from the Delaware Bay COASTSPAN (Cooperative Atlantic States Shark Pupping and Nursery) Surveys

NOAA Mentor: Dr. Camilla McCandless

Academic Advisor: Dr. David Die

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2021 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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