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Elizabeth Salzman, M.S. Student


We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Salzman, our new M.S. student, to IOCS! She has had a long time love for the ocean and has worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County doing marine education and outreach over the last five years. In May 2019, Elizabeth graduated with a B.A. in English from the Honors College at Stony Brook University. Her senior thesis explored rhetoric and human communication through the lens of Game Theory and its application in science. That, coupled with minors in Writing and Rhetoric and Environmental Studies, fostered her special interest in science communication.

Elizabeth has a particular passion for sharks. As part of her undergraduate work, she participated in the Global Finprint Project by analyzing Baited Remote Underwater Videos (BRUVs) and documenting species in different locations. In August of 2020, Elizabeth graduated from the Marine Conservation and Policy M.A. program at SoMAS, where she used stable isotope analyses to research the diet of juvenile sand tiger sharks in Great South Bay. While in the program, she conducted field work at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, collecting samples and data from local shark species.


Elizabeth is excited to continue her graduate studies with IOCS, and expects to work closely with the ShiRP project.

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