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Richard E. Hyman, Executive Director, was a diver and navigator aboard Jacques Cousteau’s famed ship Calypso. His memoir FROGMEN, details his adventures.
Katerina Zapfe is a masters student at Clemson University. Kat manages the website while contributing creative content, e.g. writing and scientific illustrations. She aims to combine fine art and science through outreach programs, education initiatives, and scientific research. Her current work focuses on phylogenomics and diversification dynamics in marine fishes. She enjoys photography, scuba diving, and caring for her ever-growing orchid collection.
Kristina Zapfe graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Communication Media and manages media, marketing, and communication. An avid conservationist and lifelong explorer, Kristina strives to use her artistic abilities and experience in digital media to promote the importance of ecological awareness. She enjoys teaching herself new languages and is currently learning German and Korean.
Hetal Patel is completing her freshman year at the University of Southern California, where she is studying Environmental Sciences. She is passionate about conservation and volunteerism, and enjoys traveling. She plans to study abroad in New Zealand or Europe while completing her undergraduate degree.
Thanks to our Volunteers: Nicole Betz, Gabriella Blatt, Alex Dornberg, Madeline Doten, John Englander, Zoe Jee, Mishka Kapoor, Sydney O'Brien, Chloe Wong, Field Reporter Ben Acker, and Videographer Zach MacMillan-Kenny for their blog and other contributions. Thanks also to Mentor, Dr. Marcy Cockrell.