Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies -Associate Director Ann Close and Dr. Diane Young Kim Undergraduate Programs Director speak about their collaborations with Hench-DADA, upcoming opportunities for internships/residencies and the research being conducted on the island campus.
Ann Close is the Associate Director for the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and has proudly been with the Institute since its formation in the mid 1990s. After receiving her graduate degree in Marine Science at UC Santa Cruz, she came to USC after spending seven years at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (she went for a year and kept forgetting to leave). She splits her time between the USC Wrigley Marine Science Campus on Catalina Island and the mainland campus, and her academic passions are widespread: In addition to a fierce commitment to environmental education and anything involving sustainability, she has a keen interest in science communication and storytelling.
Dr. Diane Kim is the Undergraduate Programs Director at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, where she works to develop and implement immersive, innovative and societally relevant education and research programs for undergraduates. One of her first major projects at the Wrigley Institute was to help establish two 600-gallon aquaponics systems at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, enhancing education and research opportunities around the topic of sustainable food. Receiving her Ph.D. in Biology from USC, she also has 10 years of research experience in environmental microbiology and biological oceanography and is currently co-leading a research project funded by the Department of Energy to explore kelp and other macroalgae as a sustainable source of biofuel.
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