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Council Staff - Dr. Alyssa Dausman

Dausman Bio Pic  Dr. Alyssa Dausman
    Science Director



 Dr. Alyssa Dausman is the Science Director for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), an independent federal agency created by the RESTORE Act in 2012. She is located in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi focusing on Gulf restoration and science for the Council, comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf states and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies. She began her career with the USGS in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2000 after completing her B.S. at Tulane University and her M.S. at the University of New Orleans. She received her Ph.D. from Florida International University in 2008 while working with the USGS. In 2011 she moved back to her "roots" in Mississippi (born and raised) to work on Gulf restoration. She was staffed to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force and supported the Department of Interior advising on science and monitoring related to Early Restoration for NRDAR as well as on the RESTORE Act. In January of 2015 she went on detail to the Council to help draft the Initial Funded Priorities List of projects and programs the Council intended to fund. She subsequently took a permanent job with the Council in May of 2015.