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SEA Semester was a transformative experience, both personally and professionally. It has been the catalyst for my career in marine science and conservation and has opened the doors to amazing opportunities. In many of my professional circles, I’ve met SEA alums with incredible career stories. When I meet an alum, I know that’s someone I want to work with.” JUAN MAYORGA SEA Semester Spring 2014 Marine Data Scientist, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Project / Sustainable Fisheries Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara

I graduated with a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies, and SEA Semester was by far my best experience in college. After SEA Semester I had a re-invigorated passion for the environment and environmental protection. I went on to pursue a law degree with the intent to practice environmental law. I am now a litigation attorney at a small civil defense law firm. Besides allowing me to discover my love of sailing and the ocean, SEA Semester made me a more self-confident and self-reliant person. It allowed me to discover my most authentic self that I never would have discovered otherwise. I am grateful to SEA Semester for showing me how to adventure, and adventure with a purpose. That is how I live my life now.” ALANA RASK SEA Semester Spring 2011 Attorney, Law Offices of Cary T. Tanaka


After SEA Semester, I continued coming to Woods Hole as Program Coordinator for PEP (Partnership Education Program), a summer science internship designed to promote diversity in Woods Hole. I then worked for the NOAA LMRCSC (Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center), which supports underrepresented students In marine science, to help other underrepresented students pursue their love of marine sciences. I gained a deeper love for the ocean while on my SEA Semester, and an understanding of how people must work together to be successful, whether on a ship or in life.” ONJALÉ SCOTT PRICE SEA Semester Fall 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Mizar Imaging, LLC / AmeriCorps Member

I can’t think of a better way to study the Earth’s climate, and what humans are doing to it, than to be on a tall ship. Despite the vastness of our oceans and atmosphere, many important changes are happening on this generation’s watch. My time at sea provided me with a deep passion for understanding what is happening and how.” JEREMY MARTINICH SEA Semester Spring/Summer 2002 Climate Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Division

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