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Miles Jordan

"My name is Miles Jordan I am a Sophomore and environmental science major at FAMU, and my CCME academic advisor is Dr. Abazinge. My interest in the CCME program stems from my passion for the ocean. My main focus of interest is marine science, specifically marine ecology and sustainability.

In the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in an internship at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore known as the Geoscience Bridge Program led by Dr. Paulinus Chigbu and Dr. Ali Ishaque. In this program, I along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) and other interns studied: Ocean Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Remote Sensing techniques.

We performed research on the Maryland coastal bays and worked as a team representing our findings to NOAA and other government officials at the end of the program. One of the activities that I was involved in was collecting and counting the number of zooplankton and phytoplankton from the Chesapeake Bay, Sinepuxent Bay, and the Chincoteague Bay.

Participating in the CCME program would not only give me the opportunity to expand my knowledge on Place-Based Conservation, Coastal Resilience, and Coastal Intelligence but also allow me to experience the rigors of being an environmental scientist."