Lauren A. Franck
(858) 534 - 9341

Current Address
8810 Shellback Way, Rm 342
La Jolla, CA 92037 USA

Permanent Address
104 Exeter Ct.
Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA

Doctor of Philosophy: Climate Sciences, Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Advised by Dr. Arthur J. Miller, Dr. Jeremy B. Jackson
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD current
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Geological Sciences
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Marine Science
University General Honors
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL May 2008
Research Interests
Marine Ecosystem Response to Climate Change
Physical Oceanography Around Coral Atolls
Regional Ocean Modeling
Coral Bleaching
Physical Stressors on Coral Reefs
Honors and Awards
IGERT Program Participant (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) Sep 2008-present
Doherty Fellowship (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) Sep 2008-Sep 2009
Rho Rho Rho (Marine Science Honor Society) Inducted Nov 2004
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Sciences Honor Society) Inducted Sep 2005
University of Miami Honors Students Association Aug 2004-May 2008
Henry King Stanford Merit Scholarship (University of Miami) Aug 2004-May 2008
National Merit Scholar Commendation May 2004
Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award May 2003
Professional Organizations
ISRS: International Society for Reef Studies Student Member
AGU: American Geophysical Union Student Member
GSA: Geological Society of America Student Member

Professional Meetings
ICRS: International Coral Reef Symposium July 2008
Multi-model assessment of geographic patterns in ocean surface
warming and impacts on coral reef bleaching (poster)

Professional Skills
AAUS authorized Scientific Diver
American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid
Research Experience
Honors Thesis: Independent Research Project
Modeling the Potential Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reef Ecosystems
Advisors: Dr. Amy Clement, Dr. Andrew Baker July 2007-July 2008
Research Assistant (climate modeling & impacts on coral reefs)
Dr. Amy Clement, Dr. Andrew Baker
RSMAS Aug 2006-May 2008
Research Assistant (carbonate sedimentology)
Comparative Sedimentology Lab (CSL), Dr. Don McNeill;
RSMAS Jan 2006-May 2006
Research Assistant (carbonate sedimentology, porosity)
Comparative Sedimentology Lab (CSL), Dr. Gregor Eberli;
RSMAS Aug 2005-May 2006
Research Assistant (heavy metal concentrations in indicator species)
EcoTox (EPA), Dr.Kevin Brix
RSMAS Jan 2005-May 2005
Research Assistant (cross-flow filtration in filter feeding fish)
Dr. S. Laurie Sanderson
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA June 2003-Aug 2005
Field Experience
Field Studies in Igneous and Magmatic Systems (North Island, New Zealand) Apr 2007
Semester Abroad at University of Auckland, New Zealand Jan-July, 2007
Grand Canyon Field Course (1 week backpacking) Jan 2007
Geology Field Trip in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Oct 2006
Geology Summer Field Course in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada July-Aug 2006
Andros Island Field Trip (Carbonate Sedimentology) Apr 2006
Puerto Rico Field Trip (Geological Structures) Mar 2006
Geological Field Methods Course Spring 2006
Galapagos Islands Field Course (Marine Affairs & Marine Biology) Jan 2006
Geology Field Trip in the House Range, Utah Oct 2005
Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant for Sedimentary Geology (with Dr. Hal Wanless)
Teaching Assistant for Introductory Geology (with Dr. David Fisher)
Math Tutor (both paid and volunteer, algebra through differential equations)
Peer Counselor (University of Miami)
Individual and Small Group Harp Lessons (both paid and volunteer)
Computer Skills
MATLAB (2 years experience)
HTML websites,
Microsoft Excel & EndNote (2 years intensive experience)
University Organizations
Environmental Science & Policy Student Committee
SCOPE- Scripps Community Outreach
Peer Counseling
Habitat for Humanity
Youth Volleyball Coach
Beach and Mangrove Cleanups
Additional Skills
Professional Harpist
PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver
Travel/Nature Photography
Travel/Science Journalism