University of Oregon

Christina Wickman

Christina Wickman – Coral Reef Biologist (Bonaire, Caribbean)

As part of my marine biology degree I participated in a CIEE study abroad program in Bonaire. This opportunity and my experiences at OIMB helped me to attain the knowledge and connections to continue my work on coral reefs. After graduation I returned to Bonaire and am working for CIEE as a Coral Reef Ecology Intern where I assist professors, and help students with their research and scuba diving. I am also working with a marine ecology tourism business, where I lead tours, give lectures and coordinate interns. My OIMB experiences prepared me to teach the marine biology classes, and provided me references for my current job. OIMB is a wonderful place to study with both the faculty and students being supportive, passionate and knowledgeable.