University of Oregon

Shannon Brown

Shannon O

Shannon Brown

Tropical Marine Conservation Biology Intern and Residence Hall Manager at CIEE Research Station in Bonaire

During my senior year in college, I studied abroad at the CIEE Research Station in Kralendijk, Bonaire. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to get a job as the Tropical Marine Conservation Biology intern and residence hall manager for the same station. During the program, I assisted with student research, acted as a teaching assitant, and helped coordinate daily resident life. My time at OIMB prepared me immensely for my position in Bonaire. At OIMB, I honed my research skills in the classroom and while working in Richard Emlet’s lab. Since CIEE Bonaire heavily focuses on research, I have benefited greatly from the many techniques I learned at OIMB. In addition, the classes I took at OIMB provided me with copious amounts of marine biology knowledge that helped me both as a student and teaching assistant in Bonaire. Overall, OIMB was a huge part of my undergraduate experience, and I am extremely gratiful for the amazing learning and research experiences I had while on the coastal campus.