Experience: 9 years
Specialization: Marine Biology, Seawater Facility Operations, Aquaculture
Emily Becker joined the KML team in November of 2021 as a Senior Biological Scientist. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Rhode Island in Marine Biology. In 2013, she completed her master’s degree in Biology at the University of Rhode Island with a focus on the development and evolution of the lateral line system in fish. Following graduation, she became heavily involved in scientific and commercial-scale marine aquaculture. Her experience includes managing a 125,000-gallon pelagic finfish RAS research facility, the culture, and production of marine finfish for stock enhancement purposes with South Carolina DNR, and managing a 18,000-gallon Zebrafish medical research facility at Duke University. Additionally, she has worked with sustainable kelp, algae, and sea urchin production in New England and constructed and advised startup aquaponics facilities along the Atlantic coast. She is a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with AAUS scientific diver training. Over the last 8 years, she has extensively traveled the Atlantic coast from Maine to the Florida Keys aboard her personal vessel.