Dan Ovando

Dan received his BS in Ecosystem Science and Policy as well as Biology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. After completing his BS, he worked as the program coordinator and lab manager for a shark research program based out of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami. In this…

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Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbez

Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbez graduated from the Marine Sciences School (UABC, Mexico) with a B.Sc. in Oceanography. He was then hired as a Field Technician by the Mexican NGO Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI), where he worked closely with fishing communities in Mexico to promote sustainable fisheries and marine conservation. In this role, he also performed oceanographic…

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Kent Strauss

Kent is a PhD student in UCSB’s Department of Economics, advised by Chris Costello. His research areas include natural resources and experimental economics. His current focus is around the timing and type of regulations used to manage natural resources. Kent previously worked as a fisheries and oceans specialist with Environmental Defense Fund, where he studied…

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