After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) and completing a curricular sequence in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Erick accomplished a master’s degree in Chemical Oceanography. As a graduate student he supported CARICOOS in chemical laboratory analysis and maritime operations. He worked with CARICOOS PI’s and external researchers in the coordination of several projects about ocean acidification. Upon graduation, besides working as an Auxiliary Researcher at CARICOOS he worked as the Marine Research Program Coordinator at Bluetide Puerto Rico. Currently, Erick combines his scientific background with his experiences working for non-profit organizations in the development of new business projects.