➤ Lieutenant (Junior Grade), NOAA Corps
Lieutenant Benjamin VanDine is the Research Support Coordinator for the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (OCED). He received his B.S. in Biology from Cedarville University in 2012, and is working towards a Masters in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, with an emphasis on geospatial analysis, through University of Florida. He serves as coxswain and diver for local field projects and provides research and logistical support to the Environmental Microbiology laboratory. Ben will also assist with property audits and the maintenance of AOML’s small fleet of government vehicles.