Indiana University Bloomington

Center for Underwater Science

Underwater Science Research Assistants

Research Assistants are selected among students who have participated in research credits, such as labratory research or field projects, and have expressed interest in the scientific research conducted by Indiana University. A limited number of students are selected for this opportunity.

 

Research Assistants:

Emma DeLillo is an undergraduate at Indiana University pursuing degrees in Contemporary Dance and Marine Conservation, and also a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. She is interested in marine biology and conservation. Emma attended the Living Museums of the Sea field study in the Dominican Republic during the summer of 2017.

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Tori Galloway is an undergraduate student at Indiana University currently pursuing a degree in Anthropology, Underwater Archaeology, and Biology, as well as a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. She attended the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary field School in Summer 2017, and aims to continue to assist IU's research, as well as, participate in Living Museums of the Sea endeavors. She is interested in public policy, community outreach, and cultural and biological resource management.

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Rachel Wilson is an undergraduate student at Indiana University currently pursuing a major in Recreational Therapy in the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies and a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. She has participated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary research project during the summer of 2016, as well as, the Living Museums of the Sea Domincan Republic field school in Summer 2017. She is interested in Adaptive Scuba Diving to provide both physical and psychological therapy as one explores the underwater world, and helped assist with IU's adaptive scuba diving program in Summer 2017.

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Makinzie Hoagland is a fourth year undergraduate student at Indiana University pursuing majors in Anthropology and Underwater Archeology. As a research assistant she is analyzing osteological remains and other artifacts from sites at Padre Nuestro, Dominican Republic. While not with the Center for Underwater Science, she spends her time practicing running various software, entering and managing data, and collections management in positions at the University's office of Student Life and Learning and Glenn Black Lab. With these skills she is pursing opportunities with the Center for Underwater Science for continuing research in the Dominican Republic. Ultimately Makinzie wishes to graduate Indiana University with Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Bachelor of Science in Underwater Archaeology to continue with work at the graduate level.

 

Thomas Brimm is an undergraduate student at Indiana University. He is currently pursuing majors in Anthropology and Underwater Archaeology, as well as a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. He attended the Living Museums of the Sea field school in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2015. More recently he attended the Bighorn Archaeology field school in the summer of 2016. He aims to continue aiding the Living Museums of the Sea, as well as, continuing to assist in research. He is interested in how humans interacted with animals and their environments in the past, what evidence was left behind, and how this information can lead to improve interactions between people, animals, and the environment they share both today and in the future.

Alyssa Baker is an undergraduate student at Indiana University majoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies. She is also earning a certificate in Underwater Resource Management and a minor in Underwater Archaeology through the Individualized Minor Program. Alyssa is interested in the relationship between biological and cultural resources within marine ecosystems. She aspires to have a career working with biological and cultural resource preservation by using sustainable practices. In the future, Alyssa hopes to assist in research and attend field projects with the Underwater Science Program.

Nickolas Kersting is an undergraduate student pursuing degrees in Biology and Russian language with a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. Nick participated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Field School during Summer 2017. Nick is interested in conservation of underwater ecosystems and in public policy.

Erin Wilkie is an undergraduate at IU currently working on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Behavior, a certificate in Underwater Resource Management, and a minor in Biology. Erin hopes to have a career in conservation, rehabilitation, and release of marine animals. She hopes that by attending the Underwater Science field projects she can gain experience with conservation practices to use in her future career.