Scholar Spotlights

Learn about some of our current and past international scholars and the work they are doing at UCSC.

Tommy Clay

A postdoc scholar at UCSC’s Institute of Marine Sciences, Tommy Clay is a marine ecologist based at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Monterey who is primarily interested in marine predator species like whales, dolphins, and seabirds.

Nerea Lezama Ochoa

Nerea Lezama-Ochoa is a marine biologist from the Basque Country (Spain), working as a UCSC postdoc at the Environmental Research Division (ERD), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Monterey.

Andrea Carafa

Andrea Carafa serves as Director of the Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars and as Rachel Carson College Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Last modified: Dec 01, 2023