Director Niles to serve as Blue Carbon Capstone Advisor

As Blue Carbon roars to the front-lines of policy and research worldwide, the need for translational scientists like Hilliard Hicks III to facilitate knowledge-sharing at the community level has never been greater. After volunteering with the United States Peace Corps in South Africa and helping to restore crucial wetland habitat destroyed by floods in Borneo, Hicks undertook a Master’s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to solidify what he learned and expand upon it.


Acknowledging the high demand and clear lack of integrative curriculum in the Blue Carbon space, The Carbon Institute is proud to announce that Hilliard Hicks III will be pursuing his Capstone project in Blue Carbon Curriculum Development with our Director, John O. Niles, serving as his advisor.


“With a deep sense of community value and an unwavering commitment to service, Hicks infuses each project with creative energy and purpose,” reflects Niles.


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