Kara Shervanick is the Protected Resources Fellow at Oceana. She works on a wide variety of issues for the Responsible Fishing, Shark and Marine Mammal Protection Act Defense Campaigns.
Kara Shervanick came to Oceana after graduating with her Masters of Environmental Management degree in Coastal Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in 2016. She has a certificate in community-based environmental management and is interested in marine protected resources conservation and policy. During her Master’s degree, Kara spent time studying and working at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort NC, doing photo-ID and educational tours aboard a dolphin watching boat in the Outer Banks NC, and working with Plastic Pollution Coalition on launching their Plastic Free Schools Campaign.
Prior to grad school, Kara took time off from school and completed an internship with the National Science Foundation in DC, worked for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service on a land potential and soil resiliency initiative called LandPKS, and lived abroad working on a sea turtle conservation project in Osa, Costa Rica. She received her Bachelors of Science with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies and a minor in French from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Originally from New Mexico, Kara enjoys the big horizons and sunshine that you can experience at the beach or in the Southwest.