Kevin Travis

Science Officer


Kevin Travis focuses on integrating science into policy-making through strategic partnerships that foster more equitable and pragmatic solutions for the complex issues facing our ocean and coastal communities. As a Science Officer, Kevin supports proactive science delivery to decision-makers while aiming to build a more inclusive and diverse science workforce in California. With a strong background in interdisciplinary collaboration, he values working across traditional boundaries to bring new ideas and approaches to the table.

Kevin works on the Legislative Science Services program by supporting the delivery of relevant, timely, and accessible science information to the California State Legislature. He also supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives aimed at identifying actionable solutions towards advancing institutional and cultural change in California’s ocean and coastal science community.

Previously, Kevin was a 2021 California Sea Grant State Fellow at Ocean Science Trust. Prior to joining the OST team, he was a graduate student at California State University (CSU), Long Beach where he collaborated with various institutions through his academic research, such as the Aquarium of the Pacific and Friday Harbor Laboratories at the University of Washington.

Kevin holds his M.S. in Biology from CSU Long Beach, and received a B.S. in Marine Science & Biology with a minor in Mathematics from The University of Tampa.

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