Alumni

PPamela Braff 6amela Braff (CAS ’11)

The most rewarding part of my time at Boston University was my involvement with the BU Marine Program.  The two Marine Semesters I participated in were the most thrilling, hectic, and amazing courses of my college experience. Marine program courses are designed to teach students how to become and think as scientists. Read more…

 

 

 

Looking at Drosophila polytene chromosomes in the Beckenbach lab at Simon Fraser University; Seated: Eric L. Cabot (DNASTAR, Inc.)

Eric Cabot (BUMP ’74)

BU Marine Program gave me my first start doing real research and I have a lot of fond memories of my two semesters with the program at the Marine Biological Library. Read more…

 

 

 

Out on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for some marine megafaunal research.

Diana Chin (CAS ’08)

Because the BU Marine Program was transitioning into the Marine Science major around 2007, my classmates and I were the last students to major in Biology with Specialization in Marine Science. Read more…

 

 

 

Allison Finnell CAS'10

Allison Finnell (CAS ‘10)

When it came time in my life to pick a college, there was no question in my mind: Boston University. While I admit the National Championship-winning Division 1 hockey team had some influence, I really chose BU for the BU Marine Program. Read more…

 

 

 

Marine Semester Fall 2010, Belize

Jamie Frungillo (CAS’ 11)

When I first entered Boston University, I was an undecided major in the College of General Studies. I always enjoyed math and science, so I opted to take Biology and Calculus as my elective courses. Unfortunately, no one from CGS had ever transferred to the BU Marine Program, and graduating in four years seemed unlikely. Read more…

 

 

 

Tyler setting up a flowmeter outside the cage

Tyler Isaac (CAS ’11)

I entered Boston University in the Fall of 2007 hoping to gain an education in marine science which would enable me to successfully run an ornamental fish breeding company. My focus was on raising high-value fish species for aquarium sale in order to protect the wild populations from collection; when I was in high school, I had a 300-gallon coral propagation tank and a small clownfish breeding system. Read more

 

 

 

My internship in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium.

Christina Marmet (CAS ’11)

I was very lucky to have been able to enter the BU Marine Program and finally pursue what I truly loved. I am an international student from France, and I have to admit I came to BU not having any idea what I wanted to study. My goal for the last 3 years had been to get into school in the USA, and now that I was finally there, I wondered “now what?”  Read more…

 

 

JJulie O'Neill and a Navy Seal Lion in San Diego. Julie was an intern with the Navy's Marine Mammal Program, where she learned basic elements of marine mammal training and husbandry. (courtesy of US Navy)ulie O’Neill (CAS ’11)

I majored in Marine Science and did the Marine Semester my Junior year. I really enjoyed the trip to Belize with Prof. Lobel. I look back proudly and fondly upon my time during the marine semester, getting to take Marine Invertebrates (BI 547) with Prof. John Finnerty, Ichthyology (BI 531/532) with Prof. Phil Lobel, Sensory Biology (BI 563) with Prof. Jelle Atema. Read More…

 

 

 

Marine Megafauna Ecology, Stellwagen Bank National Marine SanctuaryJaimie Orlosk (CAS ’11)

My experience at BU was invaluable. I actually did not settle on a marine science major until my sophomore year. I initially applied for biomedical engineering, but switched to CAS almost immediately upon my arrival. Then I was on an environmental science track until I realized my interests were specifically in the marine sciences and BU had one of the top marine programs in the country. Read more…

 

 

 

Sarah Stark CAS'10

Sarah Stark (CAS ‘10)

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been a part of the BU Marine Program two years in a row. From snorkeling in the clear blue water of Belize to living aboard a tall ship in the Caribbean, the program made my experience at BU unlike anything I had ever imagined. Read more…

 

 

 

Pete sitting with underwater photographic gear in Chilean Patagonia (photo credit: Sebastian Yancovic Pakarati)

Pete Stetson (CAS ’09)

BU Marine Program was the highlight of my undergraduate career. Perhaps that’s why I did the Marine Semester three times. (Editor’s note: Now known as “Pulling a Stetson”)  Read more…

 

 

 

Stephanie Tougas CAS'10

Stephanie Tougas (CAS ’10)

Beginning the BU Marine Program my junior year at Boston University was truly a life changing experience. Participating in the program is like being in your own little world separate from the rest of the BU community; you become really close with your classmates by being thrown into both mentally and often times physically demanding situations. Read more…

 

 

 

Participating in cleaning for field day aboard the SSV Robert C Seamans. (Courtesy of SEA).

Jenna Walker (CAS ’11)

The BU Marine Program is simultaneously responsible for my happiest and most stressful times at BU and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in Fall 2009 and 2010 semesters. These courses gave me the opportunity to further my laboratory and field skills set as well as make connections in the marine science world.  Read more…