Candidate for PhD, Florida State University
Hayley Lemoine is a PhD student in the Geography Department at Florida State University. She is interested in the development of marine aquaculture, and her dissertation focuses on interactions between marine aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Hayley earned a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Vassar College. At Florida State University, Hayley is the Treasurer of the Graduate Assistants Union and an active member of the Geography Department’s “Graduate Researchers of Geography” student group. During her master’s degree, Hayley worked in a biological oceanography lab and volunteered with a number of groups working on projects related to coastal ocean health and marine aquaculture. Before returning to graduate school, Hayley worked as a research technician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences where she studied fish communities on artificial reefs. During her time in North Carolina, she also worked as a Divemaster at Olympus Dive Center and volunteered at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Hayley is an energetic proponent of accessible science, and believes in a strong interface between the non-scientific public, industry, decision-makers, and scientists. Hayley is also a seafood enthusiast, a (previously competitive) swimmer, and a beginner ceramicist who enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter and spending lots of time outdoors.