One Fish, Two Fish, Hawkfish, Rockfish: Cori Kane shares her fascination for these marine creatures and advice for budding marine scientists

August 24, 2021

A great show with a fascinating guest!

Join Rising Sea Voices’ host Felicia Olmeta-Schult and Oregon State University and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife postdoc Cori Kane as they discuss underwater research, interdisciplinary work, and career pathways and opportunities in marine ecology. This podcast episode will make you travel to the kelp forests of the U.S. West Coast; coral reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia; the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; and marine protected areas in Hawaii and Oregon. Cori shares her personal challenges, enriching encounters, and love of fishes. Go outside of your comfort zone and be curious! 

Cori also suggests you visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves’ website at to learn more about their work.

We hope you will enjoy this episode and join us monthly to discover new guests and their work! In the meantime, check out Cori’s bio and contact information below.

A young white woman wearing a bright green jacket and a black hat is smiling while her black dog is licking her face. They are surrounded by trees covered in snow.
A young white woman wearing a bright green jacket and a black hat is smiling while her black dog is licking her face. They are surrounded by trees covered in snow.

Cori currently is in a post-doc fellowship with Oregon State University and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. She helps carry out ODFW marine reserves program’s ecological monitoring and research work in addition to acting as a liaison between Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative and ODFW. She received her PhD from Washington State University where she focused on coral reef fish community dynamics between shallow and mesophotic coral ecosystems. Cori has spent the past 10 years conducting applied research and designing long-term monitoring programs to facilitate State and Federal conservation and management in both tropical and temperate ecosystems. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in aquatic biology and marine ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her free time, Cori enjoys a good cup of chai, hiking with her dog Abbey and exploring coastlines both above and below the waterline. 

You can contact Cori by email at and you can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter @corinactis.

The Tile for Rising Sea Voices was designed by Brian Gionfriddo.
This episode was recorded on August 9th, 2021.

Show Transcription
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Felicia Olmeta-Schult

Felicia Olmeta-Schult is the 2021 Oregon Sea Grant Resilience Fellow and works to increase the resilience of Oregon communities to the impacts of climate change and coastal natural hazards. She is also ASPN University Project Lead. Felicia has a B.S. in Oceanography from Hawaii Pacific University, a M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. Her dissertation investigated the North Coast of California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative by studying how stakeholders interacted and were involved during the marine protected area (MPA) planning process and how they perceived socio-economic and ecological effects of MPAs. She was a 2018-19 Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellow at the Washington Department of Ecology Shorelands & Environmental Assistance Program where she participated in the Washington Coastal Resilience Project. She lives in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys the outdoors hiking and playing in rivers and the ocean. She loves traveling, especially back home to Corsica, a French Mediterranean island, so she can spend time with her family and swim in the warm sea (and not in the frigid waters of the North Pacific Ocean). You can contact her at and follow her on Twitter @FolmetaSchult and on LinkedIn.