As research coordinator, Adi works with NOAA and JISAO scientists to manage PMEL research program activities and focuses on three main areas: communication, education efforts, and program planning/management.
Communication: Adi coordinates communication of laboratory research results outside of the laboratory which includes working with NOAA and OAR communications on press releases, web stories and facilitating press inquires as well as organizing and publicizing public seminars hosted at PMEL.
Education: Adi leads PMEL's education efforts by setting up tours to PMEL and the NOAA campus, leading PMEL science activities at NOAA Science Camp and representing PMEL science at large public events.
Adi also collaborates with JISAO staff on outreach and communication activities that relate to both PMEL and the University of Washington.
Adi received her B.S. in evoltuion, ecology and biodiversity from the University of California - Davis and a Master’s degree in Marine and Environmental Affairs from the University of Washington in 2014. While at UW, she developed an online mapping survey to study tourism and recreation patterns in Hood Canal, Washington, and was a teaching assistant introductory biology and invertebrate ecology courses. She also worked with the Puget Sound Institute on developing human well-being indicators for the Hood Canal watershed by conducting a literature review of social and economic indicators in the Puget Sound and coordinating and facilitating stakeholder workshops.
From 2014-2015, Adi was a Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellow at the Washington State Department of Health, Adi worked with the molluscan shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels, geoducks and others that have a hinged shell) biotoxin program. The program collects data on the different biotoxins, shellfish species, monitoring sites, and collection dates. A major focus of her fellowship was analyzing this data set, looking for county- and Puget Sound-wide trends, impacts from climate change, as well as a way to visualize the data for the public.