Research Interests

Kiana's previous research focused on the spiny lobster fishery in Cuba, using GIS to analyze density distributions of larval samples. I am interested in using interdisciplinary approaches to better inform management decisions. Specific topics include sustainable fisheries, ecological indicators, anthropogenic stressors, population connectivity, and biodiversity.


Education Profile

  • ​B.Sc., Marine Science and Biology, University of Miami, Florida, USA, 2019

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: M.Sc., KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Undergraduate Thesis Student, University of Miami, FL
  • 2017-2019: Research Intern, NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center FORCES Lab, Miami, FL

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)