Marcia is originally from Guaymas, Mexico, on the Sonoran coast. She obtained her PhD at the University of Arizona, and is now a researcher at the Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Marcia's research interest is centered on the place-based ecosystem approaches toward research and management of fisheries, focusing on mapping the spatial and temporal dimension of human-environment interactions through collaborative research. As a researcher, Marcia’s goal is to be a knowledge broker between research, technology and practice in conservation and natural resources management.
Taking advantage of the interaction with people and the ocean, Marcia tries to capture those images that show fishers silently preparing to go out across the waters of the Gulf. "I can say that some of the implications on having interaction at different levels are to incorporate those moments into an image."
Gulf of California Marine Program
Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation