Dr. Roberson holds a BS in Biology from California State University and a PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. In 2003 she became Adjunct and later Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, directing several multi-disciplinary research centers there. In 2016 she joined the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA USA where she is now Associate Scientist. Her research interests are in environmental protection, coral and algal physiology, and sustainable energy.