Haley Oleynik, Master's Student
Haley received a B.A. in Biology and Sociology from Colby College. She then worked for two years as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer for the National Marine Fisheries Service collecting biological data of commercial catch aboard Pollock and Rockfish vessels in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
She is interested in fisheries ecology, particularly commercially- and recreationally-significant fish species, and how it can inform management. While pursuing her Master's at UD she is working to answer questions about fish community assemblage and how it has changed over time in Delaware Bay.
Richard Wong, Ph.D. Student
Rich received a B.S. in Fishery Science and Natural Resources Management from Rutgers University and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Delaware. He studies the biology, ecology, and population dynamics of marine fishes, crustaceans, bivalves, and gastropods as a fishery scientist at the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.
For his Ph.D. studies, Rich is investigating the life history characteristics and ecology of the knobbed whelk (Busycon carica).
Kathryn Sloane, Laboratory Technician
Rachel Roday, 2019 Summer Scholar
(co-advisor Jon Cohen)
Rachel is pursuing a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology at the University of Delaware (Class of 2021).
She is interested in studying ecophysiology and how an organism's adaptations affect its interactions with the environment and with other organisms.
Devon Scott, 2019 REU Student
Devon is pursuing a B.S. in Marine Biology at Stockton University (Class of 2019).
He is interested in studying fish ecology and fisheries management of mid-Atlantic species, especially fish that were once prominent commercial and recreational targets, such as Weakfish and Atlantic Sturgeon. He looks forward to future research projects examining how large predators influence populations.
Kelsey Ward, REU Student, Summer 2018