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Melissa Marquez

Melissa Márquez
Ph.D. Candidate
Curtin University
Perth, Australia

Márquez is a Ph.D. candidate at Curtin University in Western Australia who researches how human behaviors impact the success of shark conservation methods. She is also a multilingual science communicator and founder of The Fins United Initiative, a nonprofit conservation and education organization devoted to sharks, skates and rays.

Bachelor of Arts/Science, New College of Florida
Bachelor of Arts/Science, PhD Candidate at Curtin University
Master of Arts/Science, Victoria University of Wellington

EDUCATION: New College of Florida, PhD Candidate at Curtin University, Victoria University of Wellington
DREAM MENTOR: David Attenborough


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the state's Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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