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Isabella Imbo, Communications Assistant


Isabella Imbo, M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy, has recently joined IOCS and ShiRP as a

communications assistant. She earned a B.A. in Biology from the State University at Geneseo, minoring in environmental studies and sustainability. Additionally, she holds microcredentials in aquatic biology.

Her undergraduate research focused on the seasonal and historical trends of cyanobacteria in the Finger Lakes region. In the summer of 2023, Isabella worked as a marine program assistant at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. There, she conducted research on the survival and development of horseshoe crab eggs in relation to olivine-derived nickel exposure and participated in tagging and surveying horseshoe crabs during peak season events.

The marine environment had always been an interest of hers, growing up down the road from Great South Bay and a short boat ride to Fire Island. Her first job at was working at a local greenhouse/florist, where her passion for nature and sustainable practices was further nurtured. Her aspiration to pursue a career in conservation sciences crystallized during her sophomore year in undergraduate studies, following her coursework in ecology and environmental conservation. Outside of her graduate studies and IOCS, she volunteers for the Surfrider Foundation’s Eastern Long Island Chapter, in addition to working part-time as a lifeguard and swim instructor. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, running, and cooking.

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