Dr. Rozalind Jester

Dr. Rozalind Jester received her doctorate in Ocean Science in 2008 at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) where she studied as a National Science Foundation Fellow. The focus of her doctoral research was on the food-web ecology of toxin producing algae and specifically those organisms responsible for human seafood poisoning events along the west coast of North America. “Dr. Roz”, as her students know her, made the big move from California to Florida in the fall of 2008 to teach marine science at Edison State College. As a professor her goal is to teach interdisciplinary science by providing hands-on experiences with the ocean, through coursework and student research. By sharing her love of marine biology and passion for ocean conservation she hopes to instill a sense of inquiry and social responsibility in her students. In her down time, Dr. Roz loves to travel and is always up for a trip to the beach of course! Learn more at