Dana Rose Brown
B.S. University of New Hampshire 2019, Ocean Engineering, Oceanography Minor
M.E. Stevens Institute of Technology 2020, Ocean Engineering (Coastal)
Growing up on the New Jersey coast, I developed a lifelong love for the ocean which ultimately led me to study Ocean Engineering. As a year-round surfer, I experienced the ocean during its calmest and roughest conditions and observed how the beaches changed after each hurricane and nor’easter. After witnessing the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused in my local community, I realized the growing importance of coastal resilience and storm remediation – reinforcing my decision to go into the field of Coastal Engineering.
At the University of New Hampshire, I gained a strong but broad education in Ocean Engineering. Eager to dive deeper into my coastal interests, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in coastal engineering. After talking to Dr. Miller about the Stevens Coastal Engineering Research Group’s research, I knew Stevens was the right choice for me. With numerous projects relating directly to New Jersey’s coasts and beaches, I enjoy learning about coastal engineering in a familiar environment.