Dr. Karina Mrakovcich
Professor of Marine Science
Dr. Karina Lorenz Mrakovcich’s research interests include Maritime Governance, the Marine Environment, Port and Coastal Management, Marine Transportation and Safety, and Marine Natural Resources. She is currently a Professor of Marine Science at the United States Coast Guard Academy, teaching courses in Fisheries Biology, Fisheries Management, and Atmospheric and Marine Sciences and advising research projects involving cadets and other undergraduate students.
Prior to arriving at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Professor Mrakovcich taught at Humboldt State University. Her graduate studies addressed aspects of conflict management in the Pacific salmon fishing industry and human impacts to salmon watersheds. In conducting her research, Professor Mrakovcich draws from fisheries science, environmental management, anthropology, sociology and environmental economics with the underlying theme of understanding human impacts to the ecosystem and ways to manage the ecosystem cooperatively and adaptively. Dr. Mrakovcich has also studied the areas of fisheries and ecosystem management, fishing vessel safety, ocean literacy, and scholarship of teaching and learning.
Professor Mrakovcich was born in Brazil where she studied Oceanography at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and later received a B.S. in Marine Sciences from East Stroudsburg University. Prof. Mrakovcich has a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University.