Oil Spill Expert Speaks to Danville High School Students
Oil Spill Expert Speaks to Danville High School Students
Posted on 11/24/2015
This is the image for the news article titled Oil Spill Expert Speaks to Danville High School StudentsDr. Monty Graham, a marine scientist and oceanographer, came to speak to Danville High School students Tuesday as part of the pathways program. Graham is a 1982 graduate of the Danville Schools, and is considered to be an expert in oil spill recovery.

Graham earned his Ph.D. in biology from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), a master of science in marine sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz and a bachelor of science degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has participated in research projects around the world including Croatia, Palau, Argentina, Chile, and Korea. His research interests include biological oceanography and zooplankton ecology specializing in ecology and biology of gelatinous plankton, such as jellyfish, and their role in heavily fished ecosystems.

“We were incredibly honored to have Dr. Graham come speak to our students, both about marine biology and about what it can mean to seek adventure and find a career that you love. Today, our kids saw a living example of what it means to chase after a dream and see it through to success,” Pathways Coach Ryan Adams said.

Graham has delivered countless lectures and publications in his field of expertise. He's published books, technical reports, peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and even a children's technical consultant book. He's been featured on the Discovery Channel and "Discovery" magazine.

“Coming back to DHS was an amazing experience. So much has changed, but there is still a sense that everyone cares...from the Superintendent's office to the faculty and staff and, of course, the students. Everyone cares, and that is so critical to success. I'm so proud to be an Admiral!” Dr. Graham said.