The Center for Ocean Solutions Team

The skills, knowledge and expertise availible at the Center for Ocean Solutions spans marine and social sciences as well as law, representing the Center's interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Our team combines innovation and solid research to solving the intermediate and long-range challenges facing ocean health.
Specialty | Group

Erin Prahler

former early career law and policy fellow

Erin Prahler is a coastal planner at the California Coastal Commission in Southern California.

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Sarah Reiter

former early career law and policy fellow

Sarah has recently left the Center to work at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the Ocean Policy Research Analyst.

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Lauren Sassoubre

former early career science fellow

Lauren is working on the eDNA project investigating the use of molecular techniques to identify and monitor fish in the coastal ocean. 

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Whit Saumweber

affiliated researcher, former visiting fellow

Whit will work on more strategically linking the Center’s scientific research to policy, helping to identify key leverage points and impact opportunities for the Center’s work at the national policy level.  

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Deborah Sivas

affiliated researcher

Deborah is the Luke W. Cole Professor of Environmental Law and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford University.

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George Somero

affiliated researcher

George is a David & Lucile Packard Professor in Marine Sciences at Stanford University, and Associate Director of Hopkins Marine Station.

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