Natalie Dornan has extensive experience with terrestrial and marine environmental field assessments and taxonomic identifications. Her skills include knowledge of oceanographic and environmental sampling techniques, a number of laboratory protocols, and data analysis. As part of the AMS team, Natalie is involved with a broad range of field work including stream bio-assessments, stormwater sampling, and is a member of the team performing monthly cruises in Monterey Bay to create a time-series of hydrographic conditions surrounding a proposed desalinization plant outfall. Natalie received her B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management with a focus on Coastal and Marine Ecosystems from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) with a minor certificate from the University’s Marine Option Program. While in Hawai’i she worked with multiple state and federal agencies including the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Hanauma Bay Education Program, and the UH Department of Oceanography. Natalie has spent a considerable amount of time at sea conducting hydrographic, chemical, and biological sampling with the Hawai’i Ocean Time-series (HOT), and was a research scientist for the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE) where she investigated microbial activities associated with sinking aggregates to better understand particulate carbon export in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.