Jessica Valenti
Graduate Students
Graduate Program in Oceanography
Graduate Student
Rutgers University Marine Field Station, 800 Great Bay Blvd , Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Research Interests

My research interests include assessing the impact of anthropogenic influences on marine fishes, ecological modeling, fisheries science, and marine conservation. As a Ph.D candidate at Rutgers my research will focus on assessing the effects of urbanization on the fishes and crabs in Barnegat Bay, NJ (Advisors: Dr. Ken Able and Dr. Thomas Grothues).

Short History

I grew up along the coast in central Jersey. During high school I was fortunate enough to be a volunteer at Jenkinson’s Aquarium where my career in marine science began. During my time as an undergraduate at Stockton, I participated in the RIOS (Research Internships in Ocean Sciences) REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Program at Rutgers researching the effects of the BP oil spill on Louisiana marsh fishes. In addition, I completed an environmental education and research internship at the American Littoral Society and studied inorganic parameters in the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary for my senior thesis.


2014, B.S., Marine Science, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Since 2014, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Program in Oceanography, Rutgers University