Coral Lozada, M.S.
Coral Lozada is a Doctoral Student in Coastal and Marine System Sciences working under Dr. David Yoskowitz in the Socio-Economic Group. She began the program in the summer of 2016 and is working on defining her dissertation research project, but is interested in looking at how eco-tourism can change coastal communities’ perception of ecosystem services and how that leads to different decision choices. She got her Master’s Degree in Fisheries and Mariculture in May 2016 here at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and participated in the Master’s International Program (MI). The MI Program gave her the unique opportunity of working for 27 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mexico. She worked for 24 months with the Mexican analog for the National Parks Service, CONANP, at an MPA and Natural Protected Area called Parque Islas Marietas. Coral was responsible for the park’s environmental education and outreach programs for the tourists, tour guides, and local communities.