Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018
Dr. Cockrell holds a Ph.D. in marine resource assessment from the University of South Florida (USF) and an M.S. in marine science from Northeastern University. Her dissertation work used fisheries-dependent datasets and novel statistical modeling to understand the response and resilience of commercial reef fishermen to theDeepwater Horizonoil spill and recent management changes in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Cockrell has gained experience in science communication and policy through a variety of forums, including participation in organized Congressional visits to Capitol Hill, leading a science communication workshop, and working as a science mentor for three years with USFis Oceanography Camp for Girls. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Cockrell worked as a research technician at Brown University, where she conducted extensive field work to investigate the ecology of urbanized estuaries.