Alexandra Isern is a Program Officer with the Ocean Studies Board. She received her Ph.D. in Marine Geology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1993. Dr. Isern was a lecturer in Oceanography and Geology at the University of Sydney, Australia, from 1994-1999. Her research focuses on the influences of paleoclimate and seal-level variability on the development of carbonate platforms. Dr. Isern is co-chief scientist for Ocean Drilling Program Leg 194, which will investigate the magnitudes of ancient sea-level change.
Shari Maguire serves as a Research Assistant with the Ocean Studies Board. She received her B.A. from Miami University in International Studies and Russian in 1994. Currently, Ms. Maguire is studying the biological sciences at the University of Maryland and plans to pursue a graduate degree in the health care field.
Megan Kelly is a Project Assistant with the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council. She received her B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina in May 1999 and plans to pursue a graduate degree in marine policy.