Allie D. Sifrit
Allie Sifrit is from Aurora, Colorado. In December of 2015, she graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. During her time at UHM, she learned how to scuba dive, traveled, and conducted research.
Allie began diving in October of 2012. In October of 2015, she completed the PADI Dive Master course. Allie is extremely interested in coral reefs and marine protected areas and was able to conduct benthic reef surveys in the Philippines on two occasions with Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF) and in the US Virgin Islands with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In the summer of 2013, she participated in a study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain. She was also able to complete a research project for the Honors Program which used DNA to search for clones in a population of the coral Acropora hyacinthus in Palau.
Since graduating from UHM, she has been working in Denver, Colorado as a macro-invertebrate sorter in the laboratory at GEI Consultants. Allie is extremely excited to spend the summer in Georgia as the Dr. Lee H. Somers AAUS scientific diving intern. She also looks forward to beginning a Master of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs in September 2016.