A headshot of Lonnie.

Lonnie Gonsalves, Ph.D.

Division Chief
National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

EPP/MSI participation


  • Ph.D. Marine-Estuarine Environmental Science from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, supported by LMRCSC and the Graduate Sciences Program.
  • B.S. Biology from East Carolina University.

EPP facilitated my early connectivity with NOAA science teams and mentors. This was critical to my success in obtaining my graduate degree. The Graduate Sciences Program provided me with an instant opportunity to matriculate into the workforce following graduation.

Lonnie Gonsalves, Ph.D.