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2017 05 11 0945 Kelly StrombergSpeaker: Kelly Stromberg serves as Director of Aquaculture Operations of Catalina Sea Ranch, LLC and coordinates all R&D contracts, ranch operations, and sales and marketing . Kelly developed her marine biology skills during an internship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, where she successfully reared hybrid Bay and Sea Scallops, Bay Scallops, and oysters, she also experimented with American Lobster hatchery habitat. She completed her senior research project on mate choice in guppies, studying their visual mate choice when given options of different colors, size and tail variations. After attending Washburn University, Kelly worked at Carlsbad Aquafarm for 4 years, spawning mussels and oysters, growing algae, processing mussels as well as conducting logistics and administrative duties. In February 2014 Kelly joined CSR as Hatchery Manager, and now oversees the aquaculture operations for the facility.