Environmentor with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

In 2018, I was an Environmentor for two students at the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance in Rockaway, Queens, NY. I co-mentored two high school students in their development and execution of research projects on marine mammals in the New York Bight. This project was conducted in collaboration with Gotham Whale and American Princess Cruises.

Read about our mentees and their projects in this great write-up by the Ocean Conservancy!


Pipeline Mentor with the CUNY Pipeline Program

From 2013 to 2016, I served as a Mentor for the CUNY Pipeline Program at The Graduate Center at City University of New York. I've mentored numerous undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities in their graduate school application and entrance process.  


Student Advising

2016–2018. Thesis Co-advisor. Sara Landeo Yauri, MSc. Posgrado Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Thesis title: “Explorando nuevas herramientas de investigación: Uso de drones para la detección de manatíes en el Caribe Mexicano.”

Organized Workshops

El Uso de Drones para la Investigacíon Marina


Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureńa, Department of Geomatics, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 18–21 Apr 2018. 

Trained a group of 25 drone professionals in Spanish on the use of drones for terrestrial and marine conservation. Co-organized with E. Ramirez and H. Dominguez.

Unmanned Aerial Systems: Powerful and Cost-Effective Tools for Marine Science and Conservation


21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, CA. 13 Dec 2015. 

Coordinated workshop on the application of drones to marine mammals with presentations by invited speakers. Co-organized with J. Lawson, D. Johnston, L. J. May-Collado, D. Reiss, and M. O. Magnasco.