Brett P. Pierce
My Name is Brett Pierce. I am currently an independent instructor of Environmental Science at Florida International University in Miami. My research and background is in fishery management and policy. I have a passion for helping to develop sustainable fisheries and promoting responsible use of the ocean’s resources. I earned a B.S. in Biology from Troy University and a M.S. in Environmental Science from Florida International University. I will be focusing on a lot of fishery issues and issues that threaten the health of the ocean.
Hada M. Herring
My name is Hada Herring. I have a B.S. in Marine Biology and I am currently working on my Masters in Marine Mammal Science at the University of Miami – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. I hope to contribute to the conservation of marine mammals by integrating education, research, and policy, through my work at a rehabilitation facility. This summer I will be interning for the stranding team program at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Looking forward to sharing my marine mammal tales with you all!
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum
Jessica A. Lee
I am a scientist and explorer at heart. I grew up in South Florida and spent my childhood days swimming in the sea, collecting rocks, and pretending to be a pirate. I followed the pull of the ocean and graduated from Florida International University with a B.S. in Marine Biology. I am working towards a career in research science while also pursuing my passion for education, conservation, art and adventure. Currently, I am a fisheries field technician in an Everglades fish ecology lab. I get to spend my days in the Everglades doing cool science and investigating how fish respond to changes in hydrology.