Madelyn Roycroft graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a master’s in biological sciences in 2018. Her thesis examined how resource abundance interacts with dietary specialization to shape foraging behavior in Caribbean parrotfishes. In between graduate school and the start of the fellowship, she moved to San Diego where she worked for the City of Oceanside’s Clean Water Program and completed a six-month habitat restoration internship for the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
As the Aquaculture and Blue Economy fellow for the Port of San Diego, Roycroft is excited to assist with a variety of current and upcoming pilot projects to support the growth of shellfish and seaweed aquaculture in San Diego Bay and promote emerging blue technology businesses. She is also looking forward to having the chance to contribute to a variety of projects that share a common theme to promote sustainable ocean activities for the Port of San Diego and San Diego citizens.