MEET OUR WONDERFUL TEAM

FACULTY

CMDR's leaders are committed educators, scholars, and scientists who have devoted their careers to a trash-free ocean.

BRENDA JENSEN, PH.D

Dean, College of Natural and Computational Sciences
Professor of Biology

 

 

bjensen@hpu.edu

 

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JENNIFER LYNCH, PH.D

Co-Director
NIST Research Biologist

 

 

jennifer.lynch@nist.gov

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DAVID HYRENBACH, PH.D

Co-Director
Professor of Oceanography

 

 

khyrenbach@hpu.edu

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SARAH-JEANNE ROYER, PH.D

Research Scientist

 

 

sroyer@hpu.edu

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KATHERINE SHAW, PH.D

NIST Research Biologist 
HPU Affiliate Faculty

 

 

katherine.shaw@nist.gov

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DAVID FIELD, PH.D

Associate Professor of Marine Sciences
Program Chair, Marine Sciences

 

 

dfield@hpu.edu

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STAFF

MEREDITH SEELEY, PH.D

NIST NRC Post Doctoral Fellow

 

 

meredith.seeley@nist.gov

ASTRID DELORME, PH.D

Post Doctoral Fellow

KELLIE TEAGUE, M.S.

Laboratory Manager

 

 

kteague@hpu.edu

RAQUEL CORNIUK, M.S.

Research Manager and Social Media Manager

 

 

rcorniuk@hpu.edu

CURRENT MEMBERS

RAY AIVAZIAN III

Trashologist
Founder of Seed.World

 

 

ray@seed.world

CARA MEGILL

Graduate Student

Lynch Group

 

cmegill1@my.hpu.edu

 

ELIZABETH WALKER

Graduate Student
Lynch Group

 

 

ewalker8@my.hpu.edu

KATHERINE STEVENS

Graduate Student
Lynch Group

 

kstevens2@my.hpu.edu

 

RACHEL NAKAMOTO

Graduate Student
Shaw Group

 

rnakamoto1@my.hpu.edu

SYDNEY LUITGAARDEN

Graduate Student
Hyrenbach Group

 

sluitgaarden1@my.hpu.edu

ZACHARY BRAMBLE

Graduate Student
Hyrenbach Group

  

zbramble1@my.hpu.edu

ALONDRA ISLAS

Graduate Student
Hyrenbach Group

 

aislasva@my.hpu.edu

Katlin Davenport

Graduate Student

Lynch Group

 

kdavenport1@my.hpu.edu

ALYSSA PIAUWASDY

Graduate Student

Hyrenbach Group

 

apiauwasdy1@my.hpu.edu

BLAISE BABINECK

Undergraduate Student
Hyrenbach Group

 

 

bbabineck1@my.hpu.edu

CASSANDRA WALTI

Undergraduate Student
Lynch Group

 

 

cwalti1@my.hpu.edu

JUDE WASHKOWITZ

Undergraduate Student
Lynch Group

 

jwashkowitz1@my.hpu.edu

MARQUESA CALDERON

Undergraduate Student
Lynch Group

 

mcalderon1@my.hpu.edu

NAWEL HAMROUN

Undergraduate Student
Lynch Group

 

nhamroun1@my.hpu.edu

SYDNEY BROWN

Undergraduate Student
Hyrenbach Group

 

sbrown37@my.hpu.edu

ANGELIANNE SOPHIA RECINTO

Undergraduate Student
Hyrenbach Group

 

arecinto@my.hpu.edu

Alumni

Name Position Held Year(s)

Granya Boyd

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2019-2022

 

Raleigh Johnson

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2021-2022

 

Emma Rauschenbach

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2020-2022

 

Sarah Hutchinson

 

MSMS Student

 

2020-2022

 

Jenna Karr

 

MSMS Student

 

2018-2021

 

Rachel Sandquist

 

Laboratory Technician 

 

2020-2022

 

Andrew McWhirter

 

MSMS Student

2020-2022

 

Alexandra Baskin

 

MSMS Student

 

2021-2022

 

Julia Schubert

MASUST Student

 

2020-2022

 

Corryn Haynes

Undergraduate Student

 

2021-2022

 

Jesse Black

 

Laboratory Technician

 

2020-2021

 

Kayla Brignac

 

Laboratory Technician, Research and Laboratory Manager

2018-2022

 

Natasha Sawickij

 

MSMS Student

 

2019-2021

 

Sheena Weller

 

MSMS Student

 

2019-2020

 

Melissa Jung

 

MSMS Student, Research and Laboratory Manager

 

2015-2020

 

Angelica Moua

 

MSMS Student

 

2018-2020

 

Kerrianne O'Malley

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2019-2020

 

Jasmin Diaz

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2019-2021

 

Cameron Souza

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2021

 

Raquel Gomez

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2021

 

Jennifer Urmston

 

MSMS Student

 

2018-2020

 

Lauren Chamberlain

 

MSMS Student

 

2017-2019

 

Hanna Mantanona

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2021

 

Kristine Sellona

 

MS Student

 

2020-2021

 

Alexa Ottens

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2020

 

Timothy Alonzo

 

MSMS Student

 

2020-2022

 

Alexander Muto

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2021-2022

 

Kristen Yung

 

Undergraduate Student

 

2021-2022