Alexandra Dempsey

Director of Science Management


Alex Dempsey is currently the Director of Science Management for the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. She directs the reef ecology research and analysis during the Global Reef Expedition. Alex graduated magna cum laude in 2004 from the College of Holy Cross with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Philosophy. Later, she attended Nova Southeastern University obtaining a Master’s of Science degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 with summa cum laude honors with thesis work focusing of reef geomorphology and remote sensing.

Alex has participated in 15 Global Reef Expedition missions while working as a research assistant with the National Coral Reef Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She’s worked with Mote Marine Laboratory’s Coastal Ecology Lab in Sarasota, Florida and has attended The School for Field Studies Marine Resource Management Program in the Turks and Caicos.


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