Kenneth has a Master’s Degree in Biology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, with a focus in marine population genetics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston, with a focus in marine biology. Since September 2011 Kenneth has worked diligently and enthusiastically as the GTM Research Reserve’s Education Coordinator.
Kenneth’s work at the GTM Research Reserve has increased his knowledge and skills pertaining to informal education, interpretation, integrating technology into field education, and providing field experiences versus field trips. His work has also increased his knowledge and skills pertaining to key issues regarding ocean and coastal environments including, but not limited to: sea level rise and climate change; overfishing; marine protected areas; ecosystem service valuation; coastal and estuarine resiliency regarding man-made and natural effects; coral bleaching; hypoxic events; and, ocean acidification.
Kenneth’s passion for informal environmental education stems from his work as the lead for the Laguna Outreach Project. This overnight, experiential program was hosted on an island where students and teachers were immersed into the environment. Kenneth believes that his science background has allowed him to approach scientific research translation in creative and refreshing ways.