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Gambill Hired as Marine Extension Agent  

Photo: Haley GambillHaley Gambill has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as a Marine Extension agent for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. She began her new role on Aug. 1.

Gambill began her association with LSG in 2020 as a Sea Grant-supported graduate student studying white spot syndrome in cultured crawfish. She also participated in LSG’s Graduate Research Scholars program, which helped provide her with a familiarity of other coastal research projects and challenges.

As a Marine Extension agent, Gambill looks forward to continuing collaborations she established during her time as a graduate student at Louisiana State University (LSU) and creating new partnerships within Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. During her time at LSU, Gambill grew an appreciation for the uniqueness of Louisiana and the importance of the seafood industry.

“I am excited to learn the ins and outs of how these industries operate, listen to stakeholder concerns and ideas and foster relationships that promote scientific collaboration and focus on Louisiana’s important fisheries and coastal issues,” said Gambill.

Gambill received her bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She continued her education at LSU where she earned a master’s degree in oceanography and coastal sciences from the College of the Coast and Environment.