Emily McCauley, M.S.
Ms. Emily McCauley is the Marketing Manager for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. She creates graphics, manages the institute's marketing publications, oversees HRI-branded materials, curates the HRI photo and digital library, and manages the institute's websites and social media.
She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Texas and her M.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. For her thesis, Emily worked at HRI and quantified populations of a gorgonian coral (Leptogorgia sp.) on the Texas coast and also gained experience in fisheries biology, ornithology, and marine botany during her time in graduate school. She spent six years as a biologist in the Texas Coastal Bend working in both public and private sectors; as a biologist for the Texas General Land Office, at the Texas State Aquarium as a senior aquarist, and at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory as a fisheries research assistant.
In her personal time, she started a successful website and art business where she grew increasingly interested in graphic design, social media, branding, and website development. Her position at HRI is unique in that, as a former marine biology graduate student from HRI, she has a special perspective to blend the science of HRI with its public presence and marketing.