The Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) welcomes Mr. McQuinnley Mesengei as its newest Research Assistant. McQuinnley has his associates degree in Environmental/Marine Science from Palau Community College (PCC). During his time at PCC, McQuinnley had the chance to work at the Science Lab to assist the science professors, set-up lab experiments, collect data, monitor students, and maintain the lab’s cleanliness and writing reports.
After graduating from PCC, McQuinnley did an internship at the University of Hawaii-Manoa for two months. During his internship, he conducted extensive research on the effects of chemicals on coral fertilization.