Logan Kline grew up in Maryland; her childhood adventures along the Chesapeake Bay shaped her love for the environment and wildlife. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maryland, College Park in environmental science and policy with a concentration in marine and coastal management and a minor in meteorology. While she was an undergraduate, Logan interned with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, NASA, and NOAA, the latter through the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship program. During her Hollings internship, she analyzed vessel presence in Caribbean waters for the Passive Acoustics Group at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Logan contracted for the NOAA NEFSC Passive Acoustics Group and analyzed vessel presence in Australian marine protected areas. In late 2019, she began graduate school at the University of Maine in Orono, where she assessed an artificial intelligence algorithm’s ability to detect and classify seabirds in remotely sensed imagery. She also learned how to responsibly fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to collect imagery of nesting seabirds, and she is a commercially licensed UAV pilot.
Logan defended her Master of Science in August of 2022 and returned to Maryland. Before beginning to work at her Knauss assignment, she worked part-time for the NEFSC Passive Acoustics Group and the Humane Rescue Alliance animal shelter in Washington, DC. She is now working for NOAA Ocean Exploration as their 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy and Science Communication Fellow. In her free time, you can find her reading, fostering kittens, or nerding out about birds and marine mammals.