Rasha Aridi

Summer 2018 Sea Grant Scholar, Rasha Aridi is all the way from Virginia Tech. Double majoring in Wildlife Conservation and Journalism, Rasha has enjoyed her time on the Oregon Coast. Rasha loves whales and was able to see a Resident Gray Whale in Port Orford during a kayak tour! Tasha did extensive research and wrote a report on the many guided tours offered along the Oregon Coast. Anywhere from whale watching tours to guided fishing charters, Rasha is your expert. She also contributed to the blog postings.

Keana Pigg

Keana Pigg made the move south from Oregon State University. She is studying Digital Communication Arts and double minoring in anthropology and business and entrepreneurship. After studying abroad with Semester at Sea in the Fall of 2016, she discovered the need for more sustainable tourism practices. As one of the Summer Marine Studies Initiative interns, she worked with the Tourism program, developing her graphic design and video skills. She also helped develop the GORP Program and contributed to the website’s article postings.

Sophia Troeh

Sophia Troeh is a Summer 2018 Sea Grant Scholar from Gonzaga University in Washington State. Studying Biology and minoring psychology, she is interested in science outreach. In fact, during her spring semester she’ll be studying abroad in Turks and Caicos doing research and living the island life! This summer Sophia helped develop materials for the new Guide & Outfitter Recognized Professional (GORP) Program, researched and wrote articles for the tourism.oregonstate.edu website.