I received a Master's in Environmental Science and Management where I specialized in Coastal Marine Resource Management and did a focus in Strategic Environmental Communication and Media. I led and participated in multiple communication projects during my master's and in the years following.
Graduate student spotlight: Dana Cook Winslow, E. M. (2020) Fishing for answers in Moorea’s coral reefs. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis LTER Roadmap. Article linked.
Graduate student life in a COVID-19 era Winslow, E. M. (2020) Research in isolation: graduate students in the COVID-19 era. Ecotone. Article linked.
Infographics - NOAA
More to come once they are published on the individual NOAA websites!
NOAA Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources with Communicators and Educators (SOARCE): Consistent Ocean Acidification Messaging: The Key to Consistent Understanding. NOAA Ocean Acidification Program via GoToWebinar, September 2, 2020, Archived here.
UCSB Grad Slam: Coral Community Dynamics: A Mystery in Moorea, French Polynesia. University of California, Santa Barbara Corwin Pavilion, April 2018. Finalist award: $750
Public aquarium presentation: Olympia oysters: The forgotten native California species. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA March 2017
My master's project was the first living shorelines project funded by the Honda Marine Science Foundation in 2016. I was interviewed on behalf of my team. We also hosted a two-day forum at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA with participants from all over the country to discuss best practices in restoring the native Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, along the California Coastline.
In 2019, the UCSB Current traveled to Moorea, French Polynesia to interview faculty, graduate students, and undergrad researchers about their work and experience in Moorea.
Cross-culture, interdisciplinary work
In 2021, I was fortunate enough to consult for a project in French Polynesia as a Fisheries Ecologist for the Rāhui Forum and Resource Center in Tautira, Tahiti. The project surveyed fish diversity and biomass inside and outside of the Rāhui, the traditional Polynesian marine reserve, to test the effectiveness of the reserve and adjust as necessary. We worked closely with fishermxn and community members to determine best practices in opening and reopening parts of the Rāhui to fishing. We are currently working on determining size limits of fish species using quantitative fisheries models.
Above: a fishermen we worked closely with over the course of the summer. He is driving us around in his Poti Marara, a specialized fishing boat used by Tahitians named after the flying fish.
Preparing for a community meeting with fishermxn and church members to discuss our preliminary results and next steps.