NOSB Presentation: Scientist Spotlight with Holly Olivarez

April 24, 2024: 4-5 pm PT / 5-6 pm MT / 7-8 pm ET

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is excited to host another virtual event for our community featuring Holly Olivarez, PhD Candidate, NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Holly is an experienced communicator and social justice advocate who uses Earth system models to study ocean biogeochemistry, including air-sea CO2 flux, and oceanic anthropogenic carbon. Holly will not only highlight her exciting research and outreach efforts, but also share her own unique journey to becoming an ocean scientist and how many opportunities there are in oceanography. This event is open to all past, present, and future NOSB students, coaches, volunteers, alumni, Regional Coordinators, sponsors, families, and friends, so spread the word and we hope to see you there!

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Holly’s Bio:

Holly Olivarez is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Environmental Studies and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at University of Colorado Boulder. Holly began her undergraduate studies at Central New Mexico Community College, participated in the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation program, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Sciences from University of New Mexico in 2019. Holly also participated in the Significant Opportunities for Atmospheric Research and Sciences (SOARS) program, a ten-week research internship for students from excluded groups at the University of Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in 2018, 2019, and 2023. In 2019, Holly was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) and currently studies the marine carbon cycle.

Learn more about Holly here.