Emily McCauley, M.S.

Communications Specialist
Support Staff
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HRI 314
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B.S. Biology, University of North Texas (2005)
M.S. Biology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2009)

Ms. Emily McCauley is the Communications Specialist at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.  She manages HRI’s various social media channels, creates graphics for events and projects, and manages the HRI website. 

She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Texas and her M.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  For her thesis, Emily quantified populations of a gorgonian coral on the Texas coast and also gained experience in fisheries biology, ornithology, and marine botany during her time in graduate school.  She spent six years as a biologist in the Texas Coastal Bend working in both the private sector as well as for the Texas State Aquarium as a senior aquarist and the University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory as a research assistant. 

In her personal time, she started a website where she grew increasingly interested in social media and website development.  Her position at HRI is unique in that, as a former marine biology master’s student from HRI, Emily has a special perspective to blend the science behind HRI with its public presence across social media and through the website.