Randi Rotjan is a researcher at the New England Aquarium and professor in Boston University’s Marine Program. She studies coral reefs and climate change in the remote Phoenix Islands, the largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean, where she coordinates their science-related mission in her role as Chief Scientist. At Boston University she teaches Coral Reef Dynamics, Ecology, and Marine Urban Ecology. She helps students trace the water impacting the Boston Harbor, with an emphasis on watersheds and rivers from source to sea. Known as “Dr. Mom,” she lives in Medford with her husband and two children, who are rumored to be growing fins.