Puerto Rico • Emma Korein
Originally from Philadelphia, Emma Korein received her B.A. in Psychology, French and Education from Bates College in Maine, and her MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity from the University of Exeter in Cornwall, England.
As the fellow for Puerto Rico, Emma will work with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources to inform, manage, and mitigate the spread of coral reef diseases. She will work with key informants to generate a digital inventory and visualization tool of coral disease distributions and hotspots, which will be used to make recommendations for disease prevention and management. She will also support the implementation of a Rapid Response Protocol to Coral Reef Emergencies to combat the recent spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in the Archipelago.