Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental and Resources
Areas of Expertise
Marine Science and Conservation, Antarctica, Fisheries, Environmental Policy and Governance, Science Communication and Media
Cassandra Brooks has worked in marine science and public outreach for more than fifteen years. Her writing and research focuses on marine conservation worldwide, from local New England Rivers to the remote reaches of Antarctica. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate at Stanford University studying international ocean policy, focusing on marine protection in the Antarctic. Cassandra has worked in the lab, underwater, and at sea while publishing and presenting her work at conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. She has a Master’s degree in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, where she studied life history of Antarctic toothfish. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Science Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has since published more than 100 popular articles and media. She currently contributes to National Geographic's Ocean Views Blog. Cassandra has also worked extensively with ocean conservation organizations helping to promote marine protections. In the future, she plans to work at the intersection of science, policy and the public, applying what she’s learned to other ocean regions in need of sustainable management.