About Us

Meet the team behind the Reduce Single-Use project at Eckerd:

Dr. Amy Siuda, Assistant Professor of Marine Science

Dr. Amy Suida earned her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Connecticut. She specializes in a variety of aspects within the marine plankton ecology field.


Dr. Shannon Gowans, Professor of Marine Science and Biology

Dr. Shannon Gowans earned her bachelor’s degree and her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. She focuses mainly on the evolution of social organization in cetaceans.


Professor Evan Bollier, Director of Sustainability

Professor Evan Bollier earned his Masters degree in Business Administration at University of South Florida, St Petersburg with a focus track in Management. Professor Bollier also serves as the Director of Sustainability for Eckerd College.


Student Interns:

Trish Schranck, Student Intern

Trish is a senior at Eckerd College majoring in marine science (biology track) and minoring in chemistry and environmental studies. As an intern for this project, Trish collects and analyzes data to assess project progress and coordinates events.


Angelina Kossoff, Student Intern

Angelina is a junior at Eckerd college majoring in environmental studies and minoring in sustainability, marketing, and management. As an intern for this project, Angelina works collects data to assess project progress and coordinates social media outreach.