Ellen Goldenberg is a scientist specializing in temperate and tropical aquatic fish and benthic communities. Ms. Goldenberg earned an MS in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she worked as a full-time research assistant in the Coral Reef Restoration, Assessment and Monitoring Lab. She served as the first manager of the Broward County Nearshore Transects project, which is a long-term government funded effort designed to examine the impacts of beach nourishment on coastal benthic habitats in Southeast Florida. During this time, she also conducted baseline data collection, monitoring and maintenance of coral nurseries throughout Florida and the Caribbean and conducted mitigation for ship groundings and beach nourishment. Ellen is an AAUS scientific diver with over 1,200 logged dives, she is proficient in R and has presented original research at scientific conferences around the world. She obtained a BA in Biology from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California where she conducted research on the taxonomy and life history of commercially important marine fishes, and participated in regular plankton and water quality sampling. Additionally, she studied at James Cook University in Australia where she examined the feeding behaviors of herbivorous fishes on the Great Barrier Reef.