Kevin Travis earned a master's degree in biology from California State University, Long Beach in 2020. During graduate school, his research focused on applying interdisciplinary techniques to study fish movement and fin mechanics. For his thesis, he investigated the biomechanics of water-land movements in the epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum).
Over the course of his fellowship, Travis will work with the Science Advisory Team by supporting the development and communication of state priorities and actions. Additionally, he will aid in advancing graduate initiatives that elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational opportunities and access to science policy.