Dominique Kone focuses on developing scientific projects to address emerging issues and inform ocean management. With a strong belief in interdisciplinary collaborations, he approaches his work with creativity, curiosity and learning, and valuing diverse and unique perspectives . Dom currently works on species reintroduction and restoration, resilience and adaptation (e.g. climate, ocean acidification), and microplastic pollution.
Prior to joining the OST team in 2020, Dom was a graduate student at Oregon State University. Dom also served as a funder of marine conservation research projects at The Pew Charitable Trusts, an advocate for climate-smart wildlife conservation policies at the National Wildlife Federation, and clean energy regulatory analyst at Advanced Energy Economy.
Dom received his M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies Science from Colby College.