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LT Tara Schendorf
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Science Department (ds-1)
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Tara.M.Schendorf@uscga.edu
(860) 444-8651
LT Tara Schendorf
Instructor
Science Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Lieutenant Schendorf earned a B.S. (with highest honors) in Marine and Environmental Science from the Coast Guard Academy in 2008. Her first assignment after graduation was as a Deck Watch Officer on USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) in Seattle, Washington. LT Schendorf then transferred to USCGC Naushon (WPB-1311) in Ketchikan, Alaska, where she served as Executive Officer for two years before attending graduate school. LT Schendorf earned her M.S. in chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2014, and is now a chemistry instructor at the USCGA. LT Schendorf’s research at the University of Maryland focused on determining the structural basis for dissolved organic matter in natural waters through their optical properties.  

Education:
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Maryland, 2014
  • B.S., Marine and Environmental Science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2008