Melanie Gingras, B.A.
Melanie Gingras is a graduate student and research assistant for James C. Gibeaut, Endowed Chair for Coastal and Marine Geospatial Sciences in Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Currently, Melanie is working on her MS in Coastal Marine System Science and her thesis work focuses on the use of terrestrial LiDAR to monitor coastal morphological changes on maintained and unmaintained beaches in Corpus Christi, TX. She became a NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) Fellow (formerly the Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) fellowship) in Fall 2015 and the acting social chair for the Marine Science Graduate Student Organization since Spring 2015. Additional notable graduate experience for Melanie includes performing quarterly beach profile surveys for the Texas General Land Office, volunteering as an assistant instructor for the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Program, attending the NOAA-ECSC Center Wide Core Competency course at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS, and working as a research assistant in the pore water lab aboard the NIWA Tangaroa research vessel during an ocean drilling voyage off the coast of New Zealand in Summer 2015.