Department of Science
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Originally from Santa Rosa, California, LCDR Futch graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2003 with a B.S degree in Marine and Environmental Science and orders to USCGC Sassafras (WLB 401) home-ported in Apra Harbor Guam. In November 2003, USCGC Sassafras was decommissioned and the crew reported to Marinette Wisconsin to commission the brand new buoy tender USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) and sail her back to Guam. In 2005, LCDR Futch reported to the USCGC Maple (WLB 207) in Sitka, Alaska as Operations Officer. In 2007 LCDR Futch was selected for the Coast Guard’s Advanced Education program in Oceanography, and in 2009 earned a M.S. degree in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After completing graduate school, LCDR Futch reported to the Coast Guard Academy where she currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Marine Science. In addition to teaching, LCDR Futch is also an assistant coach for the women's crew team and a member of the Academy's Robotics on the Water program.
- M.S., Physical Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009
- B.S., Marine and Environmental Sciences, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2003
- American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
- The Oceanography Society