Ann Scarborough Bull, PhD

Title: Project Scientist; Marine Biologist
Company: University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Oxnard, California, United States

Ann Scarborough Bull, PhD, Project Scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientist for dedication, achievements, and leadership in marine biology and research.

Since 2017, Dr. Bull has excelled as a project scientist and marine biologist with the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1988 to 2016, she had prospered as chief of environmental sciences in the Pacific Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency in the United States Department of the Interior that plans and evaluates oil, gas, and renewable energy-related projects. As a marine scientist, Dr. Bull participated in field studies and led the general direction for the bureau’s research program in the region.

Keenly interested in the ocean and its life from a young age, when she accompanied her father, a commercial tuna fisherman, on trips to fishing waters from San Diego, Dr. Bull obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Arts and later a Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry and biology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1979. She then performed her graduate research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Falmouth, Massachusetts and performed postdoctoral work centering on the health of fish populations at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Dr. Bull considers her most notable achievements being a woman in a male-dominated industry and being one of the first women in the Gulf of Mexico to be on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research crew, as well as her research at Woods Hole.

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