A non-traditional path leads the NUWC Division Newport marine scientist to a rewarding career – Natural Self Esteem

Report of the Bureau of Public Affairs, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

NEWPORT, RI – Division of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport marine scientist Natasha Dickenson, who works in the Environmental Division of the Corporate Operations Department, is proof that not all successful careers follow traditional paths.

During a March 24 virtual presentation to students at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) as part of their Alumni Networking Series, Dickenson described how her at times challenging journey has been filled with rewarding experiences.

“Non-traditional paths work, too,” Dickenson said. “It was a challenge, but everything worked out. I’m happy where I am now.”

In her current position with the Newport Division, Dickenson conducts biological research and prepares environmental planning documentation for the Navy’s testing and training activities. Previously, she has spearheaded numerous marine biological, physical, chemical and geological data collection/analysis efforts in support of environmental monitoring and assessment programs.

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