Graduate Students

Masters Student

Poppy Keogh is an MSc candidate with SOT, working on mapping the deep-sea habitats of the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone in the North Atlantic Ocean. Poppy is from Ireland and completed her Bachelor’s in Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway, specializing in Zoology. She has worked on multiple deep-sea ROV surveys in Ireland's offshore waters and as a Foreign Observer aboard French and British ships on fisheries surveys. She is under the supervision of Dr. Katleen Robert.

MSc Candidate

Shreya Nemani is an MSc student with the School of Ocean Technology under the supervison of Dr. Katleen Robert. Her research involves benthic habitat mapping in Placentia Bay. Shreya is from Ottawa, where she pursued an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and geomatics. She has worked with the federal government on GIS-related projects and has volunteered with a marine mammal research group overseas.

PhD Candidate

Mercedeh Salimi is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Katleen Robert where she aims to deepen the knowledge of marine environments using ocean technology. Mercedeh holds a BSc and an MSc in Civil Engineering-Maritime Structures and has had experience working with engineering consultants in Iran. She has had the opportunity to cooperate in projects adjacent to the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.