Ved Ahuja is a sophmore at Boston University, where he is pursuing a major in biology and a minor in marine science. He is also fulfilling pre-medical curriculum requirements. Ved become interested in marine ecology and conservation when he signed up with live blue™ Ambassadors – a teen volunteer program at the New England Aquarium. For four years, Ved participated in cleanup and restoration of Massachusetts State Reservations, marine animal and shorebird related fieldwork and research, advocacy, and public education. By way of these efforts, he not only fell deeply in love with his blue planet, but also recognized an essential need do his small part in preserving it. Currently, Ved is continuing his passion for marine life and habitat conservation as a live blue™ Service Corp at the New England Aquarium and as a team member of the Novak Lab at Boston University through his work on the invasive green crabs and eelgrass restoration.
Past SCA/AmeriCorps Researchers
2017-2018: Julian Burlando-Salazar, Aryanna Volk, Grace Maddox
2016-2017: Lindsay Peter, Audrey Michniak, Molly Sullivan
2015-2016: Hali Macko, Charley Williford
2015-2017: Hanna Mogensen