Jessica Williams

Former CSU Monterey Bay MARINE Student Liaison

Specialties: Ocean Education

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Jessica received her master's degree in the Applied Marine and Watershed Science program at CSUMB. She is interested in the integration of science and policy, specifically in the support of monitoring California's marine protected areas, and is exploring the role of GIS in monitoringand science communication. She received her B.S. in Biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in2011, where she worked for the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences. After graduating from CalPoly, she accepted a position at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco developing and presenting various science education programs and activities. Through her experiences inresearch and communication, Jessica grew interested in the interface between science and policy,with a goal to make science accessible and relevant to marine resource management decisions. She recently completed an internship at California Ocean Science Trust where she worked at theboundary of science and management and is looking forward to further applying her passion forscience communication upon graduation in May 2016.