Ari Shapiro

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
Class Year: 
2007
Position: 
Doctoral Candidate
Organization: 
MIT
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Ari Shapiro is a fourth year graduate student in biological oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research focuses on the behavior and communication of free-ranging toothed whales, including an analysis of the movements of sperm whales exposed to mid-frequency sonar and an exploration of the coordinated feeding activity and associated vocal behavior of Norwegian killer whales. During graduate school, Ari has been an active member of the MIT campus group Students for Global Sustainability. Over the last few years he has also volunteered to teach bimonthly science enrichment classes in a local third grade classroom.