Dr. Diana Steller

MLML Diving Safety Officer/Research Faculty

Office: (831) 771-4440
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Shelby Penn

MLML Assistant Diving Safety Officer/Graduate Student

Office: (831) 771-4123

Previous Dive Safety Officers:

Mike Foster 
Gary Ichikawa 
John Heine 
Jason Felton 


Previous Assistant Diving Safety Officers:

Cyndi Dawson 
Aurora Alifano 
Paul Tompkins 
Scott Gabara
Clint Collins 
Angela Zepp
Sloane Lofy

Diving Control Board

The MLML Diving Control Board (DCB) provides guidance to the Research Diving Program and the Diving Safety Officer. It has the responsibility to establish and/or approve training programs and diving projects, recommend changes in policy and procedure, review and approve proposals for research programs diving under the auspices of MLML, recommend new equipment, review and revise and assure compliance with the MLML/AAUS Diving Standards.

Members Include:

  • Scott Hamilton, Chair, Faculty
  • Jim Harvey, MLML Director, Administrative Representative
  • Michael Graham, Faculty  & Faculty Representative
  • Diana Steller, Diving Safety Officer & Research Faculty
  • Shelby Penn, Graduate Student Representative, Assistant Diving Safety Officer
  • Sloane Lofy, Graduate Student Alumni
  • Rachel Brooks, Graduate Student Representative
  • Dan Gossard, Graduate Student Representative
  • Sarah Jefferies, Researcher
  • Gary Ichikawa, California Dept. of Fish & Game Representative