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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Carissa Wilkerson

Master's Student

Email : [[cwilk]]
Phone : (804) 684-7509
Major Advisors : John Brubaker, Carl Friedrichs
Office : Andrews 201
Department : Physical Science: Physical Oceanography

Education

Master's Student, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (2010-present)

B. S., Hampton University (2010)

Research Interests
  • Storm Surge/ Coastal Inundation
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Sediment Transport
  • Paleoclimatology/ Paleoceanography

Research and Education Experience
  • 2007-2009, Research Assistant, Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC), Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • 2008-2009, Teaching Assistant, Physical Geology Laboratory, Hampton University, Hampton, VA.
  • 2009, Intern, Research Internships in Ocean Science (RIOS), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • 2008, Intern, Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence intern (COSEE), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD.
  • 2008, Intern,Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, education department.
  • 2008, Participant, Communicating Ocean Science to Informal Audiences, Hampton University, Hampton, VA and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach, VA.
Mentoring, Outreach, and Volunteer Work
  • 2011, Mentor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Mentoring Program.
  • 2009-2010, Mentor, Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Mentoring Young Scientists Program.
  • 2007-2010, Mentor, Volunteer, Hampton University's Marine & Environmental Science Club Outreach Program.
  • 2006-2010, Volunteer, Coordiator (2009), Hampton University's Marine & Environmental Science Club Coastal Cleanup of the Hampton River.
  • 2005-2006, Volunteer, American Red Cross
Selected Presentations
  • C.N. Wilkerson, The Effect of Rainfall on the Raritan River Estuary, NOAA NCAS Conference, Oral Presentation, Washington, D.C., 2009
  • C.N. Wilkerson, COSEE CT: Incorporating Seagrass Research into an Educational Module, Poster Presentation, Hampton University School of Science Research day, Hampton VA., 2009
  • C.N. Wilkerson, COSEE CT: Incorporating Seagrass Research into an Educational Module, Poster Presentation, ASLO 2009, Nice, France.
  • C.N. Wilkerson, C.T. McGeachy and H. Wilson, Comparison of Nekton Utilization of Three Intertidal Habitats in the Hampton River, Oral Presentation, ASLO 2008, Orlando FL.
  • C.N. Wilkerson, C.T. McGeachy and H. Wilson, Comparison of Nekton Utilization of Three Intertidal Habitats in the Hampton River, Poster presentation, ERF 2007, Providence RI.
Memberships and Committees
  • 2010-present, First Year Representative, Graduate Student Association, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • 2008-present, Member, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honors Society, Hampton University
  • 2009-2010, President, Marine & Environmental Science Club, Hampton University
  • 2008-2010, Student Memeber, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ALSO)
  • 2008-2009, Liaison, Marine & Environmental Science Club, Hampton University
Awards
  • 2010-2011, National Science Foundation (NSF) Hall-Bonner Minority Doctoral Scholars Program in Ocean Sciences
  • 2009, Third Place in best student poster, Hampton University School of Science Research Day
  • 2006, John Hewitt III Undergraduate Scholarship