David Lecusay Jr is NOAA CCME Graduate Scholar at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) pursuing a M.S. in Ocean, Coastal, and Earth Sciences. David is interested in pursuing a career in fresh/saltwater fisheries and is currently conducting research in the area of place-based conservation under the supervision of Dr. Alejandro Fierro.
His thesis title is “Refining and validating a multimetric index for ecosystem health assessment and monitoring of deltaic freshwater wetlands of the Rio Grande”. David completed his NERTO at AOML-OAR in Miami, Florida with Dr.Christopher Kelble from March 16- June 16, 2020.