April Cook, MS
April Cook is currently the Database Manager for the NOAA NRDA Offshore Nekton Sampling and Analysis Program at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center. She earned a BS in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and a MS in Marine Science from the College of William & Mary. Her research focuses on the biology, ecology, and community structure of deep-sea fishes. As Project Manager for DEEPEND, she will organize field sampling activities, administrate program subawards, and organize consortium meetings and reporting activities. She will also serve as Research Scientist, assisting with deep-sea fish identification and distributional analyses.