Tasha Gownaris

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Gettysburg College

Environmental Studies

Gettysburg, PA, USA



Tasha is an assistant professor of marine ecology at Gettysburg College, where she teaches classes on ecology, fisheries, and oceanography. She is passionate about fostering diversity in STEM and teaching students data literacy skills. Tasha uses field and quantitative work to inform marine and freshwater conservation, focusing on food webs, demography, and spatial ecology.

Awards & Affiliations


Turkana Basin Institute Graduate Fellowships

National Geographic Society Young Explorer's Grant

Evan R. Liblit Enviromnetal Leadership Grant (Stony Brook University)

J.R. Schubel Science Communication Grant (Stony Brook University)

Pikitch Family Endowed Research Award (Stony Brook University)

Goldwater Scholar