Jasmin Graham, M.S. President & CEO
Jasmin specializes in elasmobranch ecology and evolution. Her past research interests include smalltooth sawfish movement ecology and hammerhead shark phylogeny. She is a member of the American Elasmobranch Society and served on their Student Affairs Committee as the Early Career Representative. She is a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist group and serves on their Communications Team. She worked as an instructor for the Saturday at the Sea program through the Florida State University Office of STEM Teaching Activities. Jasmin has a passion for science education and making science more accessible for everyone. She is excited to help open doors for more underrepresented minority students to join the exciting field of marine science.
Carlee Jackson Bohannon, M.S. Director of Communications
Carlee is a shark and sea turtle scientist with an M.S. in marine biology from Nova Southeastern University. She worked with the NSU shark tagging program and researched the effects of provisioning tourism on nurse sharks in Belize. Her interests lie in how different human activities and urban development affect sharks and their habitats. Carlee was the recipient of the 2022 Justice in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion award by the Florida Marine Science Educators Association. Previously, Carlee has worked as a Research Associate for the New College of Florida, a team member of the the Disney Conservation team, a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, and an environmental educator in South Florida. Carlee is very passionate about research and field work, striving to contribute to the conservation of sharks and sea turtles. At MISS, Carlee heads social media content creation and posting and assists with management.
Triana Arguedas Alvarez Fundraising Event Coordinator
Triana has been involved with shark research since 2015, including undergraduate work at the University of North Florida and graduate research in the Yucatan Peninsula. Her main focus has been shark fisheries, both data dependent and independent. Currently she works at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission within the Research Institute in the Fishery Independent Monitoring program. She is a member of the American Elasmobranch Society, and currently serves on the Equity and Diversity Committee and Nomination Committee. She has been a member of MISS since 2019 and serves on the Advisory Board and Judiciary Committee. She loves teaching, mentoring, and helping at MISS anyway she can.
Tracey Brooks Executive Assistant
Tracey lives in Philadelphia, PA and works for the Center for Aquatic Sciences in Camden, NJ. She runs their teen youth development program known as CAUSE (Community and Urban Sciences Enrichment). Tracey also participated in the first ever MISS workshop on 2020. As our executive assistant, Tracey manages our email, assists with scheduling our programs, and more. She is truly an asset to our team!
MISS provides a community and funded opportunities for gender minorities of color who wish to enter the field of shark sciences. We aim to show that there are many gender minorities of color succeeding in and interested in this field.
We fundraise and apply for grants to create paid opportunities to attempt to knock down the financial barrier into shark sciences. We encourage other organizations in our field to do the same.
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