Lalitha Asirvadam, M.A.S.
Lalitha Asirvadam is the Technical Coordinator for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC). She works with scientists around the Gulf in order to facilitate data sharing and promote a culture of open data.
Lalitha earned her Master's degree from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of California San Diego. Lalitha’s graduate work focused of mangrove conservation and its role in coastal resilience on the Caribbean nation of Curaꞔao.
Lalitha previously worked at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute as Program Coordinator for the Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies consortium. Before receiving her Master’s, Lalitha worked in environmental consulting as well as project management at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the Remediation Division. Lalitha received her Bachelor’s degree in conservation geography and marine science at the University of Texas at Austin.