Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gulf of Mexico Program
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
Ms. Culver graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in environmental science and earned an M.S. in coastal and marine system science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her thesis research explored the relationship between beach geomorphology characteristics and Kempis ridley nesting habits along Padre Island, Texas. While in graduate school, Ms. Culver served as Project Manager for the Harte of the Gulf Film Competition, an outreach event with the mission of engaging the Gulf of Mexico community through education and film. Prior to her fellowship, she was a coastal geoscientist in the Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, where she participated in a project relating to coastal resiliency.