Anjali Boyd graduated from Eckerd College in 2019 with a bachelor of science in marine science. She served as a biology lab assistant at Eckerd and conducted research on behalf of the Eckerd College Dolphin Project. Beyond Eckerd, teaching and internships took her to Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s Marine Ecology course at Loyola Marymount University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. In 2017, she was among just 100 college sophomores in the U.S. awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Anjali was the founder and president of the EC Marine Science Club; president of the Student Ambassadors; founded and served as editor-in-chief of Feedback Magazine at Eckerd; and led a Spring Break Service-Learning trip to the Florida Keys, focused on marine debris. Her studies abroad included Language Immersion: Salamanca and Marine Science Research in Cuba.
With the goals of providing African American students access to marine science education at Eckerd College and to increase the number of African American students pursuing careers in aquatic sciences, the Boyd scholarship will be awarded to African American students in good academic standing and majoring in Marine Science. Read more from Anjali on why increasing diversity in the aquatic sciences matters.
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