Linh Nguyen, LTjg

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Linh is a NOAA Corps officer and member of the sanctuary’s science and operations teams. Prior to joining the sanctuary in 2012, Linh served as a junior officer for two years aboard the NOAA Ship Ka’imimoana (Hawaiian for “ocean seeker”) — NOAA’s only vessel dedicated strictly to climate research. The ship maintains an array of state of the art observation buoys along the Equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean that monitor atmospheric and oceanographic conditions. Linh believes climate research to be very important, and is proud to have contributed to this cause.  

No stranger to the Pacific, Linh was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines from 2004-2006 on the island of Luzon, where she worked in the Community Conservation of Important Biodiversity Areas group organizing educational camps, working with fishing communities to protect their marine resources, and conducting field work to conserve endangered species. She has also worked as an intern with Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach, Va. and in the Geographic Information System (GIS) team with the City of Vero Beach, Fla.

Linh holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Temple University, and a Master of Science in oceanography, with a concentration in coastal zone management from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). At FIT, she worked on portions of the Comprehensive Maritime Management Master Plan for Brevard County, Fla. and was an assistant teacher of physical oceanography and GIS.