Grey Dennis is a graduate research assistant at EIH while pursuing a Master of Science in environmental science with a concentration in biology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His thesis work will focus on understanding the ecology of the dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) on the Texas coast.
Dennis graduated from Oregon State University where he earned a B.S. in zoology. During his time at OSU, he volunteered in a lab focusing on the red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis); he also assisted with the instruction of OSU’s Vertebrate Biology course. In the summer of 2018, Dennis participated in the University of Washington’s paleontological field methods class where he traveled to Montana to find and excavate fossils from the Hell Creek and Tullock formations. He spent three weeks camping in Montana while having the opportunity to help excavate and collect a Triceratops skull as well as many other fossils. Grey’s lifelong love of animals has led him down this path and he hopes to continue onwards toward a PhD before becoming a professor.