Julianna Brush

Julianna was honored by WINGS WorldQuest with the Women of Discovery Field Research Award in 2006, for her field work to understand the effects of airborne African dust on the health of Caribbean coral reefs. She currently works for the University of Maryland.


Born: 1974

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Education: M.S. in Marine Science Occupation: Marine scientist

Expeditions: San Salvador, Bahamas, Florida Keys

Favorite Place To Be: Snorkeling and exploring coral reefs

Best Discovery: Discovering the link between African dust and coral diseases in the Caribbean

Favorite Items In The Field: Friends and a camera

Personal Heroes: My parents for encouraging my curiosity, and my husband for inspiring me

Hobbies: Cooking, kayaking, photography

Advice: Take the road less traveled