Dana Shultz

Research Technician
Biogeochemistry

Dana Shultz is a Research Technician in the Biogeochemistry Department. She received her B.S. in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her M.S. in ocean science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dana joined SCCWRP in 2018.

Education

M.S., Ocean Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2018

B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012

Areas of Expertise

Dana is a research technician in the Biogeochemistry department at SCCWRP. She has a background working in phytoplankton ecology. Her Master’s research focused on the study of harmful algae and the bioaccumulation of algal toxin in shellfish along California’s central coast. At SCCWRP, Dana plans to continue to build on her background in biological oceanography and contribute to research areas focusing on eutrophication, harmful algae, and ocean acidification.

Professional Experience

Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz. 2014-2017

Laboratory Assistant, California Sea Grant. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA. 2013

Cruise Research Volunteer, CalCOFI, San Diego, CA. 2013

SaKe Cruise Research Volunteer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, San Diego, CA. 2013

Laboratory Assistant III, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. 2012

Worster Award Research Project, Santa Barbara, CA. 2011-2012

Research Intern, Page-Dugan Laboratory, Santa Barbara, SD. 2011-2012

Marine Technician Intern, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA. 2007

Honors and Awards

“Three Minute Talk” at MARINE Oceans Colloquim, 2017.

Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Research and Education Award, 2015.

Worster Award received at Biological Science Undergraduate Program Senior Awards, 2012.

University of California, Santa Barbara Letters and Sciences Honors Program, 2008-2011.