Lily Rios-Brady, M.S. is the Junior Program Associate for the International Ocean Acidification Initiative. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s always known that she’s wanted to become a marine biologist. Lily has a Bachelors of Science in Marine Science with a minor in Applied Mathematics as well as a Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies from Coastal Carolina University. During her graduate program she conducted a brief study on observing sharks via drones to understand their behavior in a natural way. As a graduate assistant at CCU, she also worked at their Center for Global Engagement in international relations. Throughout her career she has worked on various research projects with institutions such as NOAA, National Institutes of Health-NINDS, and Yale University School of Medicine.
Since graduating with her masters, she has done shark research with Saving the Blue in Andros, Bahamas. In her free time Lily loves to go on hikes with her dog, Sassy and head over to the gym for weight training.