Anna Lowe

UC Santa Cruz MARINE Student Liaison

Specialties: Ocean Education

UCSC Liaison Since

Anna Lowe is PhD candidate starting her fourth year in the Ocean Science department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on nearshore dynamics that transport larvae along the central California coast. This interdisciplinary research on dispersal patterns provides insight into population connectivity, which can be used to inform conservation efforts (e.g. design of interconnected network of marine protected areas). Additionally, she is interested in scientific communication and inquiry-based teaching methods. Prior to UCSC, Anna studied marine science with minors in applied-mathematics and physics from Coastal Carolina University. Then, she was a summer intern in the Water Power Technology Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She enjoys scuba diving and swimming in the ocean!