CMBC Alumni Network

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We love keeping in touch with our CMBC alumni and hearing about the amazing things they accomplish after graduation!

If you’re not already on our CMBC Alumni List and want to receive updates on what your classmates and our broader community are up to, contact Allison Kellum ( to be added. 

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CMBC partners closely with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography branch of our UC San Diego Alumni Office.

Our Alumni staff have additional ways to keep in touch, as well as opportunities to stay engaged and give back to your alma mater.



Alumni Highlights

Featured CMBC & MAS MBC Alumni Network updates.

Amanda Netburn (PhD 2016) is the Deputy Division Chief for Science and Technology at the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. In 2022 She completed a two-year detail assignment as the Assistant Director for Ocean Science and Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Ali Mariko Dressel (MAS MBC 2022) works at Climate Action Campaign as a Climate Justice Policy Coordinator and will be sharing the next iteration of her capstone (ResilienSEA) via the ResilienSEA website, (coming soon), and social media, @resilien_sea. Ali is excited to share a short video with the inaugural ResilienSEA event recap:

Alfredo Giron (PhD 2019) is Programme Lead, Ocean Action Agenda at the World Economic Forum.

Shannon Yee (MAS MBC 2010) is Vice President of External Affairs at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

    Alumni Updates

    CMBC and the MAS MBC program collect, collate, and distribute semi-regular alumni updates to keep us all connected. Reminders are sent out about every quarter, but if you can't wait, you can submit your news today:

    Photo credits on this page - "Forever Tritons": Risa Farrell