2018 MATE Long-Term Internship

My 6-month internship as a marine technician spans 10 research cruises, 4 research vessels, and 3 oceans. This kind of hands-on job training is the best I could ask for.

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WEEK TWENTY

Last Days in Alaska

WEEK NINETEEN

Aleutian Appreciation

WEEK EIGHTEEN

To-Do List

WEEK SEVENTEEN

Staying Cool Under Pressure

WEEK SIXTEEN

Arctic Chill

WEEK FIFTEEN

Iceworm No Longer

WEEK FOURTEEN

Cruising to Kodiak

WEEK THIRTEEN

Boarding USCG Cutter Healy

WEEK TWELVE

Troubleshooting

WEEK ELEVEN

Spruce and Sea Spray

WEEK TEN

The Quick Turnaround

WEEK NINE

Science and Salvage

WEEK EIGHT

Night Fishing

WEEK SEVEN

Dirt Don't Hurt

WEEK SIX

At the Dock

WEEK FIVE

Hit Ground and Run

WEEK FOUR

Countdown to Reykjavik

WEEK THREE

Transit to Iceland

WEEK TWO

A Return to the Day Shift

WEEK ONE

Rough Seas

 

 


US Geological Survey

Water Quality Research Group

As an intern for the US Geological Survey Water Quality Research Group, I assist in sample collection and analysis for SPM and chlorophyll-a on monthly research cruises in the San Francisco and San Pablo Bay. 


Cal Maritime Department of Marine Science

Chief Science Officer for training cruises

 

In 2016 I was part of a brand new imitative to combine marine transportation piloting classes with marine science research cruises on campus.

As Chief Science Officer, I trained each student on the various instrumentation and worked with the Captain on weekly cruise itineraries and sampling. As part of the course, I helped co-author a paper, which was presented at the 18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) in 2017.

The estuary as a classroom: harnessing interdepartmental synergies, campus location, and facilities, to improve student engagement in marine transportation and marine science. Tamara C. Burback; Steven D. Browne; Alexander E. Parker; Emily Shimada; Fred Reiman, USA


2015-2016 CSU COAST Research Grant