Carissa Gervasi, Ph.D.
Carissa Gervasi is a NOAA Affiliate of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center through the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) located at the University of Miami. In her role as a postdoctoral associate, she is currently studying ecosystem dynamics of the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment team, Carissa works closely with stakeholders and uses socio-ecological methods to improve fisheries stock assessments and better inform Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management. Carissa earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Biology and Chemistry from Roger Williams University in 2011. She also received a Master of Science degree in Marine Science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in 2015, and worked at VIMS as a histotechnologist from 2013 to 2016. She earned a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management in 2022 from Florida International University.