Tyler J. Cianciulli, 20, is a junior at the University of Miami. He is majoring in Marketing and double-minoring in Marine Policy and Business Management, and expects to graduate in May 2018. Originally from New York, Tyler has lived in Florida for two years and is drawn to Miami’s diverse ecosystems and unique artistic nature. In particular, Tyler feels passionately about our living shoreline and the coastal management tools implemented for its protection. He was certified in scuba at age 10, when he was given an Open Water course for his birthday. When diving, he most enjoys seeing the diversity of fish. Tyler is active in the University of Miami’s Rescue a Reef program, where he has contributed to planting thirty-acres of grown and cultured staghorn coral.
In addition to his studies, Tyler is an active writer for various news outlets including several online publications and regional papers. Tyler is looking forward to his internship with Bonnier Dive Group because of his plans to become an underwater naturalist - a journalist of the sea and curator of all things marine. During his internship, he hopes to hone his journalism skills so he can better communicate the underwater world's beauty, mystery, and importance.