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Workshops & Talks

Attending local and international workshops are important in attaining knowledge from the science community. It has assisted me in networking and collaborating with other scientists. It has guided me in sharing my ideas, and listening to others.

Talks are excellent ways to share scientific knowledge to all stakeholders, either within your general field of study, or to others outside of your field of study.

UN Ocean Decade Conference

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Diverse Ocean science Community through Collaboration

The DOOC workshop supported participants from research institutions (R1s) and minority serving institutions (MSIs) to visit California State University, Monterey, California in early August 2022.

Participants worked together, using various team building activities to form collaborations between institutions, to develop future NSF grants.


Black In Marine Science

One of my favorite things to do is sharing my experiences with research in the academic field of study. My mission is to train students in molecular techniques used to answer research questions. Then, to assist them in applying to graduate programs, or summer research experience for students (REUs), and internships in the scientific field. BIMS has provided me with a platform to do this!

See the link below for this talk:




I enjoy doing BIMS Bites because I get to share certain aspects of my research in 5 mins. This also is a good way to tell others about why your research is important, and in a quick, but important manner. Symbionts are sensational, specifically symbionts in cnidarians, such as zoantharians. There is much we can learn from symbionts in leu of climate change. Check out the link below to learn more!


Guest Speaker

I am the coordinator for the biology program at the University of Tennessee Southern. Other than program supply orders and assessment, my other duties are teaching both science and non-science majors, and assisting biology majors preparing for the next stage of their careers, which may be graduate school or internships. Additionally, undergraduate research continues to be a high impact practice for students, hence I always have 1-3 students conducting research with me. Research includes genetic analysis techniques, specifically DNA extraction, PCR, and gel-electrophoresis. Students attend and present their research at conferences.

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