Staff 2018-12-10T16:17:13+00:00

Perry Institute for Marine Science Staff

Managing Director
Perry Institute for Marine Science

Dr. Dahlgren is a marine ecologist who studies a wide rage of topics related to tropical marine ecosystems.

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Krista Danielle Sherman
Senior Scientist
Perry Institute for Marine Science

Dr. Krista Sherman is a marine scientist with more than a decade of research and conservation experience and is also the first Bahamian female with a PhD in the marine sciences. She recently completed a self-funded PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter (graduated July 2018), and also holds an MRes in Ocean Science from the University of Southampton, as well as a BSc. (Hons) in Marine Science and minor in Spanish from Jacksonville University. Her PhD research assessed the status, population structure and dynamics of Nassau grouper spawning aggregations, and was critical to the development of the first Nassau Grouper Conservation Management Plan for The Bahamas.

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Senior Research Associate
Reef Rescue Network
Perry Institute for Marine Science

Nikita Shiel-Rolle is the CEO and Founder for Young Marine Explorers and has a Masters of Science in Biodiversity Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a studying Diadema antillarum for the Perry Institute for Marine Science. 

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Training Director & Coordinator
Reef Rescue Network
Perry Institute for Marine Science

Hayley-Jo Carr is a PADI Course Director & Marine conservationist who has taught a wide range of programs in a variety of countries.

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Senior Research Associate
Reef Rescue Network
Perry Institute for Marine Science

Lily Haines is a Canadian marine biologist with a Master of Science from Simon Fraser University.  Lily operates out of Cape Eleuthera Institute on Eleuthera, and Bahamas studies ways to upscale and improve coral reef restoration practices.

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Research Assistant
Reef Rescue Network
Perry Institute for Marine Science

Alannah Vellacott is a Bahamian marine ecologist and has recently received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology at South Dakota State University. Alannah assists with all projects associated with the Perry Institute for Marine Science and manages the website, social media print media.

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