Welcome CMBC Alumni!

The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation’s MAS-MBC and Ph.D. training programs were established in 2004.  More than 300 students have received their degrees and are transferring their interdisciplinary education into influential positions across many fields that help to preserve our marine and other natural resources.

2016 CMBC Knauss Fellows join Nancy Knowlton and other alumni at a Washington DC happy hour.

Logo by Du Niu (MAS-MBC Class of 2010)We are most proud of the variety of areas in which our alumni make a difference and lead fulfilling lives in academia, private industry, public service and nonprofit organizations. Alumni work in the U.S., In U.S., Indonesia, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, India, Chile, Australia, France, Panama, Micronesia and China.

The latest alumni networking map: https://arcg.is/0PKHmP

The intent of the CMBC Alumni Community is to improve personal and professional connections among our alumni, maintain alumni involvement with CMBC’s current students and to take pride in our accomplishments.

By the numbers (2005-2019):  242 MAS-MBC graduates, 95 Ph.D. and 3 MS graduates.

CMBC Alumni were awarded:
24  Knauss Policy Fellows

15 California Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellows

Stay Connected

You may occasionally hear from your Alumni Coordinator requesting updates.  Feel free to reach out to them directly with your updates.  Email addresses are below:

MAS 2005: Fernanda Mazillo
MAS 2006: CMBC Program Office
MAS 2007:  Kim McIntyre
MAS 2008:  Anne Grant
MAS 2009:  Michelle (Lande) Maloney, Lisa Gilfillan
MAS 2010:  Matthew (Huelsenbeck) Mulrennan
MAS 2011:  Ariana Merlino
MAS 2012:  Tamara Mayer Schwent,  Kristina Malizia
MAS 2013:  Sam (Yat-Long) Poon, Nayantara Jain
MAS 2014:  Amy Bowman, Lalitha Asirvadam 
MAS 2015:  Alicia Amerson
MAS 2016:  Bridget Altman
MAS 2017:  Allison Cusick
MAS 2018:  Hillary Eggers Shedd
MAS 2019:  Kate Meyer
MAS 2020:  Fawn Liebengood
PhDs – CMBC Program Office

CMBC Alumni Regional Contacts

Please keep us updated!  We maintain a database with up-to-date contact and career information to facilitate continued interaction between our alumni and current students.

Give Back

Alumni support is vital to the continued success of CMBC and its students. Every gift, no matter its size, has the power to impact future generations.
Your Gift Matters

CMBC thanks our alumni and friends who continue to make a positive impact.