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Austin J. Shelton III
Assistant Professor of Extension & Outreach
Executive Director, Center for Island Sustainability
University of Guam (UOG)

Austin Shelton is a native of Guam who became a marine and environmental scientist to help solve island environmental challenges. He serves as the executive director of the University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability and director of the UOG Sea Grant Program. Shelton conducts research and community engagement activities focused on reviving watersheds, coral reefs, and fisheries. He earned a B.S. degree in marine biology from Hawaii Pacific University and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology with a specialization in marine biology from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.