Thirteen Riverside Fisheries employees were recently recognized for their outstanding work.
Kristin Hannan was honored for her role in NOAA’s Teacher at Sea (TAS) program, in which she collaborated with a fifth grade class on a coloring book about shark biology. The books were so well received that the TAS program made them available to schools throughout the country, and Kristin was invited to represent TAS at NOAA’s Open House in February. TAS also decided the coloring books would be the focus of its 25th anniversary celebration earlier this month.
Adam Pollock, who works out of NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Pascagoula, MS, served a critical role as Indices Group Leader for a project that assessed the status of red grouper in the northern Gulf of Mexico. He was recognized for his analytical skills as well as his ability to mediate discussions while providing support to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
Cindy Gavins, Kelly Hoolihan, David Huddleston, Jonathan Jackson, Lauren Jackson, Jessica Kirkham, Carley Knight, Jennifer McDonald, Madalyn Meaker, Rebeca Rosado, and Emmy Wright are Riverside contactors at MSLABS whose work focuses on processing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) plankton samples for the 2010 Horizon oil spill research in the Gulf of Mexico. They received recognition for an exceptional team effort to finalize a large amount of data for an unexpected deadline, which they did almost one month early while adhering to recently changed laboratory protocols that made the task even more challenging.
Congratulations to all for your outstanding contributions!