“Legacy of Leaders” with Quinton White of the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute

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On “Legacy of Leaders,” Adam Chaskin welcomes outstanding leaders to this uplifting and interesting show, filled with practical advice, personal experiences and tips for business leaders and aspiring leaders. This week, Adam welcomes Quinton White of the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute.


Quinton White
Director of the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute
Website Address: https://www.ju.edu/msri/

Short company description:

The Marine Science Research Institute serves as an on-campus learning community providing research opportunities for JU undergraduate and graduate students, visiting high school and college students, scientists and engineers engaged in research involving local, state, and national ecosystems. All these individuals and groups are provided opportunities for hands-on research on environmental and ecological issues confronting the St. Johns River as well as gathering information on the life, history, and current condition of the river itself. Since the St. Johns, the adjacent wetlands and the nearby Atlantic coastal waters share a kinship of environmental science concerns and issues with similar ecosystems nationwide, the knowledge gained from the research work accomplished at JU will have a national benefit. MSRI faculty are actively engaged in research in a variety of areas including aquaculture, coral reef restoration in partnership with Mote Marine Lab in the Keys, and physical oceanographic work on currents using drifters built by both college and high school students.

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Feeling satisfied that I did my best.

How did you get started in your field or work?

I followed my passion.