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Inselman Joins Louisiana Sea Grant

Photo: Rissa Inselman

Rissa Inselman is a new research associate at the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Oyster Research Lab on Grand Isle.  She will be focusing on the production and maintenance of microalgal stocks used to feed oysters.

Inselman earned her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and master’s degree from Nicholls State University. As an undergraduate, she majored in zoology, receiving cum laude honors. Her master’s degree is in in marine and environmental biology, and she graduated magna cum laude. Before her time at LSG, Inselman worked at Nicholls State as a teaching assistant, lab manager and research associate in the Aquatic Ecology and Astacology Lab. In her new role, Inselman hopes to provide lasting positive impacts at the lab and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery by maintaining and improving laboratory practices and investigating potential environmental stressors that influence algae and oyster growth.

When asked about her favorite saying, Inselman cited an insightful quote many could live by, “In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”