Casey O’Hara



PhD Environmental Science and Management (2022 expected)
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
Committee: Dr. Benjamin Halpern (chair), Dr. Halley Froehlich, Dr. Christopher Costello

Master of Environmental Science and Management (2014)
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
UCSB University Award of Distinction; Bren School Academic Achievement Award

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science, Physics (2004)
Graduate School of Education, San Francisco State University

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Design (1994)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design Division, Stanford University

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1993)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Environmental science and management

Researcher, Ocean Health Index (January 2015 – present)
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis - Santa Barbara, CA

AAAS Mass Media Science Fellowship (June 2014 - September 2014)
The Oregonian - Portland, OR

Program Consultant (June 2013 - August 2013)
The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) Charter School - Honolulu, HI

Masters Thesis Group Project (April 2013 - June 2014)
UCSB Bren School - Santa Barbara, CA “Offshore wind energy in the context of multiple ocean uses on the Bermuda platform.” Client: Department of Environmental Protection, Bermuda

Teaching and mentoring (post-secondary)

Teaching Associate

Teaching Assistant (Recipient of 2021 Bren Teaching Assistant Award)

Group Project Ph.D. Mentor

See also STEM Education and Engineering

Working groups

Relevant technical skills


See my Google Scholar profile for up to date publication list with citation counts.

STEM education and engineering

Secondary education experience

Secondary education leadership and honors

Engineering experience

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