Dr. Erika Woolsey
Erika is a marine biologist and teacher who has been studying coral reefs around the world for over a decade, with a particular focus on how rising ocean temperatures affect coral populations. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she conducted her PhD research with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia and earned her Masters of Applied Science in Coastal Management from the University of Sydney. She received a B.A. from Duke University, where she studied biology and art history. Erika is dedicated to public engagement of science and believes the ocean is too good not to share.
Nora has extensive knowledge of marine and terrestrial systems and possesses excellent program management skills. She earned her BS in Environmental Science and Biology from Loyola Marymount University and holds a Masters of Science from James Cook University, where she researched the effects of plastic pollution on coral reefs. Her publication “Microplastic ingestion by scleractinian corals“, published in Marine Biology, is ranked in the top 5% of all research outputs. Nora has recently executed the world’s largest software conferences for a Fortune 500 company in a fast-paced, high-visibility environment. She is an avid volunteer in the Bay Area and has a passion for teaching, diving, and ocean optimism.