The Education of DG

“This man has more degrees than a thermometer!” – Fred Keeley, former California State Assemblymember and Speaker pro Tempore, Santa Cruz County Treasurer

It’s true, I’ve spent a bit of time building an alphabet soup behind my name. And here’s the results of those efforts!

Ph.D., Oceanography, University of California Davis, Davis, California. 2016. Dissertation: Transport of Sediment and Water at Rocky Headlands with Implications for Littoral Cells and Coastal Management. Awarded graduate student funding from USC Sea Grant/NOAA.

M.Sc., Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2003. Thesis: Environmental Controls on the Sand-Mud Transition and Applications to Heavy Metal Distributions. Awarded graduate student funding from U.S. Office of Naval Research.

M.S., Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, NYC, NY. 2001. Thesis: A Whisper in the Reeds – Are Constructed Wetlands Luring Wildlife into Toxic Soups? Concentration in Health, Science and Environment Reporting.

B.S., Oceanography; Journalism (Minor), Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. 1999. Studied abroad at the Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 1997–1998.