Kevin Travis focuses on integrating science into policy-making through strategic approaches that foster more equitable and pragmatic solutions for the complex issues facing our ocean and coastal communities. Through his fellowship, 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 and innovative ideas 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 OST’s 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.
Prior to joining the OST team in 2021, Kevin was a graduate student at California State University (CSU), Long Beach where 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 a B.S. in Marine Science & Biology with a minor in Mathematics from The University of Tampa.