Dr. Wilson is a member of the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team. She received her B.S. (2003) in Marine Science and Computer Science from Eckerd College, her Masters (2007) and Ph.D. (2013) in Physical Oceanography from the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Florida Sea Grant College Program, her role is to transfer information between GoMRI oil spill scientists and coastal stakeholders. She focuses on the distribution, dispersion, and dilution of petroleum under the action of physical ocean processes and storms. The oil spill science outreach program’s focus is on the two-way transfer of information between the people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf of Mexico or who are involved in the protection and management of the Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine resources.