Research Interests:Robin LeRoux, M.B.A. is the Marine Turtle Coordinator for Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and is integral to the activities of the Marine Turtle Genetics Program and the Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program. She began working with marine turtles at the SWFSC in 1998. During this time, her role has evolved from conducting research in our genetics program into program management. Her primary responsibilities include facilitating the flow of information among the two marine turtle programs and with our research partners, short and long-term program planning to meet national development plans and strategic frameworks, coordination and preparation of marine turtle research permits, and management of the program budgets. In addition to her coordinating role, she conducts research targeting genetic stock structure of hawksbill turtles in the Atlantic Ocean and fisheries by-catch in the Pacific Ocean. During her career she has had the unique opportunity to participate in various foraging and nesting beach field projects in the Caribbean and Pacific.