Craig Raffenberg is a PhD student at the University of Miami’s Rosenstial School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) where he has been awarded a Maytag Fellowship. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in May 2014 where he receive a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science with an emphasis in biological oceanography and an emphasis in physical oceanography. While at South Carolina, Craig was awarded the McKissick scholarship for outstanding academic performance. Craig was a Capstone Scholar and inducted as Capstone Fellow as well as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In pursuit of research, he was awarded Magellan Scholar grant to study the effects of climate change on estuarine shrimp phenology and presented his work at the 2014 Benthic Ecology Meeting. Craig was also awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings scholarship and completed an internship in 2013 at the NOAA Beaufort lab examining carbon sequestration potential of fringing salt marshes. Craig is currently focused on classwork, but will soon be proposing a topic for his dissertation. His research interests include population dynamics, biophysical coupled models, and climate change.
Contact: Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, Florida 33149, Office Phone: (305)-421-4029, Email: email@example.com