Dana Grieco

Dana I. Grieco is a doctoral candidate in Marine Science and Conservation at the Duke University Marine Lab, where she studies how both climate change and conservation impact marine systems, with a particular focus on small-scale, data-poor fisheries. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dana studies the impacts of climate change on both local populations and fisheries ecology, and identifies researched ways that conservation interventions may mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.
Before coming to Duke, Dana graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in biology and a marine ecology thesis from Villanova University. She spent the following three years working in marine ecological research and many facets of the fishing and dive industries in Cape Cod, MA, and the Bay Islands, Honduras. Dana is passionate about creating equal access to academic research and knowledge, and strives to improve the system through teaching, outreach, and transparent and accessible research methods and outputs. Dana is a leader and project manager for the interdisciplinary Duke Bass Connections Marine Conservation Evidence and Synthesis research team and is on track to earn her Certificate of College Teaching.

Name pronunciation: Day-nuh Grek-O
Pronouns: she/her/hers