Julie Robinson is a Ph.D. student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara, California and a graduate student researcher for DigitalOcean: Sampling the Sea. For her dissertation research, Julie is evaluating the impacts of social media on student’s perceptions of sustainability. Prior to entering graduate school, Julie worked as a marine ecologist, science documentary producer and technical diver. She has traveled around the world to film in locations from Indonesia to New Caledonia, working on television projects for Jean-Michel Cousteau, PBS, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the United Nations Programme on the Environment (UNEP). Her short film on white sharks for National Geographic's Liquid Planet Series was recognized with a CINE Golden Eagle Award. One of the projects she’s most recently been involved with as a co-writer and green press-run project manager, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s America’s Underwater Treasures, was the recipient of the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for “Best First Book - Nonfiction,” and the 2008 Independent Publishers Book Award “Gold Medal” in the Environment/Ecology/Nature category.
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