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Christopher Shank

Assistant Professor 

Department of Marine Science

UT Austin

Being a UT professor is a great honor for me, and it fuels my sense of responsibility to the students and my enthusiasm for teaching. For each class, my goal is to create a personal connection between the students and the material being presented through visual aids, small group activities, or sharing my own personal experiences. But most importantly, I have a genuine interest in the students' education and thoroughly enjoy sharing my lifelong passion for the ocean environment, perhaps helping students discover their own passions for the sea.