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Daniel Olivares-Zambrano

Current - PhD Student in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography at the University of Southern California 
M.S. Biology - CSU Los Angeles 2021
B.S. Biology - CSU Monterey Bay 2019

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I am a PhD student in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography PhD Program at USC. I will be studying the evolution of coral and sea anemone symbiosis under the mentorship of Dr. Carly Kenkel. I am recently finished my MS in Biology at CSULA with Dr. Andres Aguilar studying depth-based adaptation in rockfish. In addition to my research, I have devoted my time to being a mentor and various outreach efforts in order to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in academic spaces and the broader STEM communities. 

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Preprint on reimagining Broader Impacts out on EcoEvoRxiv.

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June 2022 - Preprint of my MS work with Dr. Andres Aguilar, out on bioRxiv. 

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May 2022 - Carly and I helping out with the Acrobats Miami Experiment


April 2022 - Attended a data management and publishing workshop meant to facilitate skills in this area for fellow graduate students. Special thanks to Dr. Bryan Juarez and company for putting this event together.


April 2022 - Received honorable mention in for the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship.

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January 2022 - Presented at SICB along with the rest of the CEELab.


November 2021 - Co-lead an Open House information event to increase diversity in the USC MEB application pool.


July 2021 - Lead a workshop on reflecting on broader impacts in the Ecology and Evolution communities. Special thanks to Dr's., Rebecca Tarvin, Molly Schumer, Jorge Ramos, Lauren O'Connell, and Sarah Davies for sharing broader impact statements for this workshop/activity

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May 2021 - Successfully presented my MS thesis titled, Finding the right home: Depth as a driver of adaptive evolution in the genus Sebastes.

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April 2021 - I was a part of the Com Sci Con Los Angeles workshop series. 

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March 2021 - Received honorable mention for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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