Congratulations 2024 Science Communication Fellows

2024 scfs
Ocean Exploration Trust

After reviewing over a hundred competitive applications, the Ocean Exploration Trust is excited to announce the educators selected early this year to join our upcoming Nautilus expedition season as Science Communication Fellows! These newest members of the Corps of Exploration bring with them unique perspectives and varied professional experiences while representing communities across the United States, US territories, and Palau. Congratulations to all the participants!

2024 Science Communication Fellowship

The Science Communication Fellowship immerses formal and informal educators and artists in the Corps of Exploration as expedition communicators. Fellows are instrumental in advancing the mission of Ocean Exploration Trust, as they bring the thrill of ocean exploration, along with the pillars of science, technology, engineering, and math, into their schools, organizations, and communities. By leveraging the Nautilus Live platform, they connect with a worldwide audience, sharing their insights and experiences to inspire a deeper engagement with marine exploration. Fellows become ambassadors for exploration, delivering personal accounts, expedition operations, and daily life at sea to varied audiences through live audio commentary online, ship-to-shore broadcasts, local events, and creative instruction within their home classrooms, schools, organizations, and communities. Congratulations to these fellows!


Science Communication Fellows

Alice Chou | BioBus - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amanda Dedicatoria | University of Guam EPSCoR - Mangilao, Guam

Kim Etsitty | Navajo Pine High School - Navajo, New Mexico

Lottie Haleck | Samoana High School - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Elchung "El" Hideyos | Palau Community College - Koror, Palau

Neon Osa | Tafuna High School - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Shilwitt "Blodak" Quichocho | John F. Kennedy Elementary School - Kayangel, Palau

Gandharva "Mahina Hou" Ross | Molokaʻi High School - Kaunakakai, Hawaiʻi

Adeeshia "Imade" Tellei | Palau International Coral Reef Center - Koror, Palau


Lead Science Communication Fellows

Returning Corps of Exploration members, Lead Science Communication Fellows serve as mentors to the 2024 first-time SCF cohort and are key advisors to the OET Education & Outreach Team. Like first-year Fellows, they are ambassadors for ocean exploration sharing the excitement of exploration and research with students and public audiences in their communities and around the world.

Devon Avrigian Jones | Kirkwood Middle School - Clarksville, Tennessee

Anneliese Haleck | Samoana High School - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Dennis “DJ” Pevey | Ponchatoula High School - Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Brandon Rodriguez | NASA Jet Propulsion Lab - Glendale, California