A Good Start to Their Careers

MARYLAND SEA GRANT'S REU STUDENTS have gone on to contribute to the field of marine science, following diverse career paths both nationally and on the Chesapeake Bay. Here are some of the program's talented alumni from over the years.

Cynthia Suchman

CYNTHIA SUCHMAN (Class of '89)
Undergraduate at: Amherst College, Massachusetts; REU advisor/institution: Denise Breitburg, Academy of Natural Sciences Research Center

Where is she now: Suchman served as assistant director for Virginia Sea Grant from 2004 to 2007. She is a program director in the division of Ocean Sciences within the Geosciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Carlos Lozano

CARLOS LOZANO (Class of '05)
Undergraduate at: University of Texas at San Antonio; REU advisor/institution: Edward Houde, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)

Where is he now: Lozano received his master's degree from the University of Maryland's Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program. He is now a faculty research assistant in Houde's lab where he studies, among other things, the early lives of fish in the Bay.

Jeanette Davis

JEANETTE DAVIS (Class of '06)
Undergraduate at: Hampton University, Virginia; REU advisor/institution: Judy O'Neil, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Where is she now: Jeanette Davis is completing her Ph.D. from the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (UMCES), in Baltimore, where she studies the bacterial communities associated with tropical sea slugs. In February 2015, Davis will begin a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, serving as a sea turtle science coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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