Its 201-acre campus backs up to coastal marsh—making it a living water laboratory. In fact, Savannah State is Georgia’s only institution with direct water access and a rapidly growing fleet of its own research vessels (including the Margaret Robinson and the Tiger II).
Raised in the nation’s capital, Kris chose Savannah State because of its national reputation for preparing underrepresented groups to make their presence (and scholarship) known in marine and ocean sciences
That passion won him plenty of opportunities. Like the chance to travel to Hawaii to present his research. Plus, he earned a coveted summer internship through Savannah State’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. There are only 10 internship spots available each year. Competition is fierce. Students apply from all over the country. Kris won his spot by a nose—bottlenose dolphin, that is.