Dr. Batoh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine science and biology from The
University of Miami. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended UCONN Avery
Point, where she earned a doctorate in oceanography with a specialization in plankton
ecology. Dr. Batoh’s graduate research focused on the ecology of harmful algal blooms.
Her work explored the cues, mechanisms, and costs associated with grazer-induced paralytic
shellfish toxin production of a marine dinoflagellate. Upon completion of graduate
school, Dr. Batoh worked in environmental conservation for a state and local municipality
while continuing to teach oceanography as an adjunct professor of marine sciences
at UCONN. She brings to PBA a unique perspective on using current scientific research
to guide environmental regulations and policy. In addition to her love of marine science,
Dr. Batoh is an active member of her Lutheran church community and will encourage
all students to make Christ the rock of their life and learning. She is the proud
mom of daughter Clara, and likes to spend her free time training for distance running
B.S., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.