Kelsey Martin

Kelsey Martin, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant & NOAA CCME Scholar
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HRI 311
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Project Title
Distribution of economically important fish species and the role of artificial reefs
Expected Graduation Year
M.S., Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University (2017)
B.S., Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University (2012)

Kelsey Martin is a Ph.D. student and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) Scholar in the Marine Biology program in the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation (CSSC) at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. She grew up spending her summers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and always knew she would pursue a career in the marine sciences. After graduating magna cum laude with her bachelor’s from Coastal Carolina University, she spent seven months working with sharks as a volunteer at the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation in Bimini, Bahamas. In 2014, she worked on commercial fishing boats in the North Pacific and the Bering Sea as a fisheries observer for Alaskan Observers Inc.. After observing for a year, she went back to school and obtained her master’s at Coastal Carolina University in December 2017. She then joined CSSC in January 2018 with hopes to continue her career in marine science by researching fish biology and ecology in the Gulf of Mexico.