Mr. Ross received his B. S. in Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology and Limnology from San Francisco State University in 1996 and his M. A. in Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University in 2001. He performed his Master’s research on the factors influencing the depth distributions of pelagic juvenile fishes off central California. While working towards his degree, he held the positions of systems coordinator and computer operator in the clinical laboratory computer department at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, California. Mr. Ross joined the staff of SFEI in 2000 and works primarily on the Regional Monitoring Program. His interests include statistics, especially methods for the analysis of censored data.