Candidate for Member at Large: Elizabeth Harvey

Elizabeth L. Harvey

Ph.D. 2013, Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA; M.S. 2008, Environmental Science, Western Washington University, USA; B.S. 2003, Marine Sciences, University of Maine, USA

Biographical Information

Currently, I am an Associate Professor and serve as the Associate Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. I am a biological oceanographer and conduct research that focuses on observing and quantifying marine microbial interactions to support a more comprehensive understanding of ocean carbon cycling and marine food web structure. I very much enjoy mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and am committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and kindness in my laboratory. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outside enjoying coastal NH and beating my family at board games.

Candidate Statement

I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a member of the ASLO board. My first manuscript was published in Limnology and Oceanography, and my first scientific poster presentation was at an Ocean Science meeting in Hawaii. I have served the ASLO community by chairing sessions at conferences and was recently profiled as an Outstanding L&O Reviewer in April 2022. ASLO has always played a central role in my development as a scientist, and I am eager to have an opportunity to support the board and the ASLO community in a new role.

I am a collaborative and effective leader, with a proven track record of success in managing teams and working toward common goals. I am currently the Associate Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNH, Program Coordinator of the Marine Biology Graduate Program at UNH, and the Committee Chair of the Student Affairs Committee of the UNH Faculty Senate. I have also received formal training in academic leadership. I will bring my combined experiences from these positions to my work on the ASLO board.

In serving on the ASLO board, I hope to bring my personal commitment to creating spaces and opportunities in aquatic sciences where everyone is comfortable and feels a sense of belonging. I recognize that I have had immense privilege along my scientific journey, and it is essential that I use that privilege to advocate for others who have not been as supported. To that end, I will be an advocate for actions such as creating inclusive meeting modalities, increasing diversity in journal editorial staff, and expanding participation opportunities for marginalized members.

I am committed to working tirelessly to promote the goals of the organization and ensure that ASLO continues to be a leader in the field of aquatic sciences. Thanks for your consideration.

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