TOS Student Committee


Students make up a large proportion of TOS members and are central to the TOS mission of supporting a vibrant ocean science community. The TOS Student Committee is dedicated to increasing the engagement of student members with Society activities and hopes to leverage student members’ considerable energy and passion to advance TOS goals. A vibrant Student Committee will create a deeper sense of community and encourage sustained membership in TOS after their student status ends.

The TOS Student Committee is chaired by the Student Representative to the TOS Council, currently Chrissy Hernandez. The Committee is open to all current TOS student members. We are currently working to improve the TOS social media presence, set up additional resources related to computer coding and job opportunities, conduct some online events, and enhance the content of the TOS Student Newsletter. If there is something you would like to see us work on, please share your ideas with us or get involved in making your ideas happen! To apply, please e-mail the student rep or fill out this Google form.

Social Events Subcommittee

CHAIR: Sheikh Fahim Faysal Sowrav
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh

Ngozi Margaret Oguguah
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos, Nigeria

Uzoma Chukwuka Sampson
University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Social Media Subcommittee

CHAIR: Raisha Lovindeer
University of British Columbia 

Prem Kumar R
Annamalai University, India

Tsamara Tsabita
Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Coding Resources Subcommittee

CHAIR: Srinivas Kolluru
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Job and Graduate Student Opportunities Subcommittee

CHAIR: Kitty Kam
Dalhousie University, Canada

Srinivas Kolluru
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Newsletter Subcommittee

CHAIR: Chrissy Hernandez
Cornell University

Sarah Lu
Southampton University, UK

Committee Member Bios

Chrissy Hernandez is interested in larval fish ecology, population dynamics, and life history evolution. In particular, she is interested in the impact and evolution of reproductive strategies, including spawning grounds, reproductive migrations, and maternal effects.

Kitty Kam’s research focuses on biological carbon pump and mixing dynamics in the Northwest Atlantic through quantification and comparison of net primary production and net community production from in situ and remotely sensed measurement of autonomous observational platforms.

Srinivas Kolluru’s research interests include ocean color, bio-optics, hyperspectral remote sensing, machine learning, and optimization. 

Prem Kumar R works on estimating optically active substances in estuarine and coastal water using hyperspectral and multispectral remote-sensing data.

Raisha Lovindeer’s research focuses on the impact of human activities, such as oil spills and nutrient loading, and changes in aquatic optics and biochemistry on the diversity of algal populations.

Sarah Lu’s research focuses on developing novel microfluidic systems for radionuclide detection for in situ and remote measurement in aquatic environments.

Ngozi Oguguah’s research is on the pollution of the aquatic environment and its  human health impact.

Sheikh Fahim Faysal Sowrav’s research project on fisheries diversity in coastal areas and physical parameter changes along coasts using in situ methods and remote sensing. 

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