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The Benioff Ocean Initiative is a creative collaboration between leaders in marine science, technology, and the ocean community.

Our Staff
Dr. Hillary Young
Science Advisor
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Molly Morse
Project Scientist
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Dr. Emma Critchley
Project Scientist
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Valeria Tamayo-Canadas
Project Scientist
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Callie Steffen
Project Scientist
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Sean Goral
Volunteer Data Scientist
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Ari Olivelli
Volunteer Machine Learning Advisor
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John Parsons
SharkEye Pilot & Analyst
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Rachel Rhodes
Graduate Student Researcher
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Aaron Roan
Principal Data Scientist
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Celest Sorrentino
Undergraduate AI Researcher

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

The Benioff Ocean Initiative recognizes the deep abuses committed as a result of systemic racism, white privilege, and environmental injustice. We understand it is our duty, as an organization and as individuals, to take concrete steps against these abuses and towards a more equitable and inclusive approach to addressing the problems facing our oceans and our communities. Therefore, the Benioff Ocean Initiative commits to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our field of marine science. We proactively strive to bring the voices, intellect, and talents of people of all colors, backgrounds, and identities into our work to further science and conservation, and we commit to taking concrete actions to achieve our vision of a more diverse and inclusive organization. The planet’s health relies on all of us working together for the benefit of all.

Open Positions

Join our team of ocean problem solvers headquartered in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. If you are excited about linking science and technology in new and innovative ways for the health of oceans and communities, come work with us at the Benioff Ocean Initiative.

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