Chase Brewster received his Master of Environmental Science and Management from the UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management in June 2020 with a specialization in Coastal Marine Resources Management and foci in Strategic Environmental Communications and Environmental Data Science. His graduate research included topics such as climate change resiliency in data-limited fisheries management, invasive algae removal and coral reef recovery in American Samoa, plastic pollution in rivers, and environmental stewardship for endangered shorebirds on the California Coast. While at the Bren School, Chase was a graduate intern for the Benioff Ocean Initiative, the Environmental Market Solutions Laboratory, and the Coral Reef Advisory Group of American Samoa.
Chase will be working for the California Department of Transportation, Division of Environmental Engineering and Coastal Stewardship based in Eureka, California. Projects include implementing eelgrass restoration in Humboldt Bay, assessing hydroacoustic impacts to aquatic life from construction activities, and water quality monitoring for threatened and endangered fish species.