Katy Croff Bell

Narragansett, RI, US
Field of Work 
Marine Science/Oceanography
Ocean Exploration Trust
Job Title or "Student" 
Vice President
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Katy Croff Bell is an ocean explorer and archaeological oceanographer, using deep-sea technology to explore what lies at the depths of the ocean. Over the past 10 years, she has participated in or led more than 20 oceanographic and archaeological projects. Bell's current work involves the utilization of telepresence technology for remote science and education. This summer, she is working with Robert Ballard to implement this technology on a four-month exploration cruise to the Black Sea and Mediterranean on board the E.V. Nautilus. Their work will be shared live, revealing the wonders of the undersea world in real time, with the hope of engaging and inspiring a new generation of young explorers. In 2001 she was a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration. Bell just completed her Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and is now vice president of the Ocean Exploration Trust. She is a 2006 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
Working outdoors, Reading, Travel, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
Online role model, Other
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
No Preference
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 

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