Student

Alexandra Fireman

Graduate Research Assistant
Student
Alexandra Fireman
Graduate Research Assistant
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Bio

Alex is a Graduate Research Assistant working in the lab of Dr. Ryan Woodland. She received her B.A. in Biology and Earth & Environmental Science from Wesleyan University in 2016. She is interested in studying marine conservation of endangered species and vulnerable ecosystems. Specifically, she has focused on the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Since 2016, she has been working as a Field Director for the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project (http://www.jbhp.org/) in Antigua, West Indies. She is continuing to work and collaborate with the JBHP as she completes her M.S. degree evaluating the stable isotope ecology of keratin tissue from the Jumby Bay hawksbill population. Alex is also working on conservation projects closer to home, such as an evaluation of the effects of urbanization in the Patapsco River Estuary.

Identifying a nesting hawksbill at sunrise
Presenting a poster at ISTS
Relocating a turtle nest

Education

  • Wesleyan University, 2016, B.A. Biology, Earth & Environmental Science

Graduate Program Foundation Areas