Meet Rosa Laucci, our new Marine Biologist Rosa comes to us from Arnold, a little town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from CSU Stanislaus and received her Master’s Degree in Marine Biology & Coastal Zone Management from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She has worked for California Fish & Game, working with Chinook salmon and benthic organisms, and for Florida State Parks, working as a ranger who tended to the preservation of a historic lighthouse. However, not only is she an avid naturalist, but she loves books as well. She has worked for her school’s medical library, Barnes & Noble and her family-owned bookstore. Because of this passion for both science and books, her attention to detail is excel-lent and loves to organize anything she can get her hands on.
She will be working on our MPA Monitoring project, helping with marine spatial planning, wet-land mitigation, the Fish & Game Committee and other projects as the need arises. This new position poses many challenges and it has already been a great learning experience for her. She’s looking forward to making a difference in the marine environment as well as with the Tribe in their pursuit of governing their natural resources.