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The Benioff Ocean Initiative is a creative collaboration between leaders in marine science, technology, and the ocean community.

Our Staff
Dr. Hillary Young
Science Advisor
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Morgan Visalli
Project Scientist
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Molly Morse
Project Scientist
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Dr. Emma Critchley
Project Scientist
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Valeria Tamayo-Canadas
Project Scientist
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Callie Steffen
Project Scientist
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Nik Bisht
Volunteer Software Engineer
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Sophia Chupein
Undergraduate Science Communications Intern
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Sean Goral
Volunteer Data Scientist
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Xin Jin
Volunteer Data Engineer
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John Parsons
SharkEye Pilot & Analyst
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Rachel Rhodes
Graduate Student Researcher
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Aaron Roan
Principal Data Scientist
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Julia Santos
Undergraduate AI Intern
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Celest Sorrentino
Undergraduate AI Researcher

Diversity Statement

Benioff Ocean Initiative stands in solidarity and support with the Black community in acknowledging systemic racial violence and abuses. We also acknowledge that this is only part of what we can and must do. To further science and conservation, we desperately need the voices, faces, and talents of people of all colors and backgrounds, including the Black voices so often left out of the conversation. Our planet's health relies on all of us working together.

Open Positions

Join our team of ocean problem solvers headquartered in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. If you are excited about linking science and technology in new and innovative ways for the health of oceans and communities, come work with us at the Benioff Ocean Initiative.

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