Kevin Travis is an experienced ocean professional, focusing on the timely and impactful exchange of science information between policy, management, and stakeholder communities. With a strong belief in interdisciplinary partnership, he approaches the mission of OST by working across traditional boundaries to develop pragmatic paths forward. Kevin is responsible for leading and supporting various programmatic initiatives, currently specializing in emergent ocean-climate topics, such as the development of marine carbon dioxide removal strategies and the role of insurance in building coastal resilience through nature-based solutions.
Kevin joined the OST team in 2021 as a California Sea Grant State Fellow, where he gained first-hand experience in science-policy through the development of OST’s Legislative Science Services program. Prior to his fellowship, Kevin earned a Master’s degree at California State University (CSU), Long Beach, studying the behavior, movement, and feeding of fish species across environmental and evolutionary extremities. He’s collaborated with various institutions along the West Coast, from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Southern California to Friday Harbor Laboratories at the University of Washington.
Kevin holds his M.S. in Biology from CSU Long Beach, and a B.S. in Marine Science & Biology with a minor in Mathematics from The University of Tampa.