Dominique Kone


I’m gay and I’m a marine ecologist. //

I am currently a MSc student studying marine resource management at Oregon State University. For my research, I am conducting an ecological assessment of a potential sea otter reintroduction to the Oregon coast. Through this work, I will identify suitable sea otter habitat, as well as investigate the potential ecological impacts of sea otters on Oregon’s coastal species and ecosystems. As a gay black man, studying and working in STEM has made me realize the vital importance of representation. I hope that my life and experiences can be used as an examples and proof that queer and people of color can and do excel in STEM.