Alumni & Friends

Since 1971, over 10,000 alumni have explored the world’s ocean on one of our three tall ship research vessels. 92% of our alumni have reported that SEA programs gave them skills useful as they embark on careers in a variety of fields, ranging from conservation, environmental policy, medicine, law, sustainable energy, and oceanographic research. We hope you continue to engage with us as an important part of the SEA family, our alumni community.

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Alumni News & Events

405, 2020

Building Teams Starts with Building Trust

2022-01-23T17:00:15-05:00May 4, 2020|

SEA's Director of Stewardship Monica Bowman recently had the opportunity to check in with SEA Semester alumnus, Dr. Joshua Weil. They spoke about his new position as emergency preparedness lead for the Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, and how during major health and safety crises, including this time of COVID-19, he finds himself calling upon his SEA Semester experience to inform his approach to leadership, trust, and being a good shipmate.

702, 2020

Elsaesser Fellow Jonathan Harris Adds to his Report on the Gulf Coast’s Maritime History

2022-03-15T09:37:50-05:00February 7, 2020|

Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has added more photos and information on his project website, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an expedition to explore the maritime history, fortifications, and lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.” He plans to continue adding more to the website, and describes his research opportunity as "awesome!" Jonathan, a geologist and former SEA crewmember, is an education and outreach [...]

602, 2020

SEA Alum Featured in Live Science

2022-01-23T17:42:54-05:00February 6, 2020|

SEA Alumni in the NEWS LIVESCIENCE, Feb. 5, 2020 What is Ocean Acidifcation? By Tom Childers SEA alumnus and former trustee Scott Doney, professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, gives an explanation of the causes and effects of ocean acidification. Ocean acidification refers to the process of our planet's oceans becoming more acidic due to the global increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Since the Industrial Revolution, [...]

302, 2020

SEA Presentations at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

2021-12-06T06:21:23-05:00February 3, 2020|

Sea Education Association faculty members and alumni are presenting at a number of sessions at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, which convenes in San Diego from Feb. 16 to 21. SEA will also have a presence at booth #119. Monday, Feb. 17 0930 – 0945 Molecular Diversity Among Holopelagic Sargassum Morphotypes in the North Atlantic (Session ME11A-07, SDCC - 7A, UL) Skye Dibner, Eckerd College; Deborah Goodwin,  Jeffrey Schell, Kerry [...]

2201, 2020

Data and Design in the Fight against Plastic Pollution

2021-12-06T06:20:56-05:00January 22, 2020|

Former SEA Scientist and Alumna Skye Moret Wins Nat Geo Award Skye Moret, C-190, has a passion for using data visualization and engagement to bridge the gap between design and science. Recently, that passion took her to a remote beach in Bali where she created ‘Perpetual Plastic,’ a 46-foot diameter data art installation that's also a flow chart illustrating the transformation and fate of plastic waste. Skye receiving [...]

2511, 2019

SEA Semester Leads to Successful Legal Career

2022-01-26T16:54:11-05:00November 25, 2019|

SEA Alumni in the NEWSWork Hard, Get the Job Done, Be Yourself: Jeanne GrassoUSCG Proceedings Magazine Leading maritime lawyer Jeanne Grasso, W-83, credits SEA Semester for influencing her successful legal career. "When the readers of this edition of Proceedings realize Jeanne Grasso is a lawyer, they will have to fight the urge to flip past and dismiss her as not a 'real' mariner. No, Grasso did not graduate from a [...]

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