Eva Ramey, Marine Stewardship and Monitoring Specialist, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Eva Ramey

Marine Stewardship and Monitoring Specialist


Ramey joined FKNMS in 2021, supporting coral reef monitoring research, data management and analysis for Mission: Iconic Reefs. She holds a master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego, where her research examined shark distribution patterns in response to changing environmental and anthropogenic stressors in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Prior to joining the sanctuary, Ramey designed and led international science expedition courses for high school students. She has a diverse professional background as a terrestrial and marine conservation biologist, science educator, and SCUBA instructor. Ramey is an experienced science diver with a robust skillset in marine monitoring, biological fieldwork, and quantitative data analysis. Although she grew up far from the coast, having lived in the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Namibia, Ramey has found that she’s most at home in the ocean. She is passionate about protecting the marine environment and strives to apply her unique perspective gained from extensive international work in conservation to support new and creative solutions to both local and global marine conservation issues.