Kelsey Martin is a Ph.D. student and NOAA CCME Fellow in the Marine Biology program in the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. She grew up spending her summers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and always knew she would pursue a career in the marine sciences. After graduating magna cum laude with her bachelor’s from Coastal Carolina University, she spent seven months working with sharks as a volunteer at the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation in Bimini, Bahamas. In 2014, she worked on commercial fishing boats in the North Pacific and the Bering Sea as a fisheries observer for Alaskan Observers Inc.. After observing for a year, she went back to school and obtained her master’s at Coastal Carolina University in December 2017. She then joined CSSC in January 2018 with hopes to continue her career in marine science by researching fish biology and ecology in the Gulf of Mexico.
Characterizing large predatory fish across Gulf of Mexico habitats
Expected Graduation Year
B.S., Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University (2012)
M.S., Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University (2017)