Aurora Alifano

Visiting Scientist


Aurora earned a M.S. in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, where she examined the role of allocthonous trophic subsidies to marine consumers in kelp forest communities. Working as a scientific diver and NAUI instructor allowed her to lead subtidal research in remote locations such as Baja California and the Aleutian Islands. Aurora is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician and previously worked full-time on an advanced life-support ambulance in Monterey County. She has been an instructor for the American Safety and Health Institute since 2006, and is a volunteer Diver Medical Technician at the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber.