February 28, 2017

Reef Check Welcomes Dr. Selena McMillan to the Team

Reef Check is thrilled to announce that Dr. Selena McMillan is joining us as our new Southern California Regional Manager, bringing with her over 14 years of involvement in marine ecology and research. While an undergrad at the University of California, Santa Cruz, McMillan began working for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) as a subtidal technician, organizing and performing surveys along the Californian coast. Selena then completed a master's at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory (MLML) focused on the trophic interactions between giant kelp and snails. While at MLML, she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Rick Starr at California Sea Grant and helped to organize a Data-Poor Fisheries Workshop that brought together scientists, policy makers and fishermen from all over the world. Recently, she completed her Ph.D. at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, studying herbivorous fishes on the Great Barrier Reef and the temperate reefs of New Zealand. She is excited to be returning to her roots in California and diving back into reef monitoring, and we are very happy to have her on our team!