Trevor “T.J.” Dodge has joined the crew of the R/V Savannah as second mate. Trevor’s background is primarily within the charter and commercial fishing industry along the west coast where he has served as captain, mate, and engineer on various sized vessels. His experience includes small to large recreational fishing charters to lobster and purse seine commercial fisheries. He brings engine room mechanical skills and extensive experience operating hydraulic systems such as winches, cranes, and capstans to complement his more than 10 years of experience operating sea going vessels. Trevor is married and has a one-and-a-half-year-old son.
Ziming Fang is a Ph.D. student from Xiamen University, China, conducting research in Aron Stubbins’s lab. Ziming’s major is marine biogeochemistry with a focus on the black carbon cycle in the open oceans. “I love the kind people here and enjoy the beautiful environment at Skidaway,“ he said.
Brennan Perry is a public relations intern at Gray’s Reef. She graduated from Georgia Southern University earlier this month with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Brennan is originally from Myrtle Beach, S.C.. She rides horses in her free time.
Jacob Mabrey is a summer intern in the Brandes lab. He is also a rising junior with a major in environmental engineering. He is from Richmond Hill. He plays saxophone in the Redcoat Marching Band and enjoys camping and hiking.