Welcome to the MIT/WHOI Joint Program Alumni Community!

Since its inception in 1968, over 900 degrees have been awarded to MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduates. Our alumni are working all over the world in diverse areas including research institutions, liberal arts colleges and high schools, museums, government, private industry, NGOs, and science journalism, just to name a few.

We have created this Joint Program alumni website for a number of reasons. We’d like to give the graduates an opportunity to network with each other and to exchange career information with current Joint Program students. We also hope that it will be a helpful resource for students considering applying to the Joint Program. And lastly, we are hoping to get up-to-date information about each alumnus for the Academic Programs (formerly Education) Office.

We hope you find the site useful and would appreciate any feedback you’d like to give us.

Next Wave


Next Wave is a publication showcasing academic programs at WHOI. This issue of Next Wave highlights many accomplishments of MIT/WHOI Joint Program students as well as postdoctoral researchers and undergraduates during 2012.

Download Next Wave (pdf version)

Join the JP Alumni Listserv

Keep up with MIT/WHOI Joint Program happenings by joining the JP alumni listserv. Contact alumni@whoi.edu with your name and preferred email address. We promise to keep mailings to a minimum.

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Follow the progress of Jill McDermott as she searches for unknown organisms at the Mid-Cayman Spreading Center.  Jill is a current JP student and a mentee of JP graduate Karen Von Damm.  Read more

The Scientist Who Loves the Cold

Ali Criscitiello climbs summits and studies climate - particularly how warming ocean temperatures could be melting sea icea round Antarctica.  View the podcast

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

Carter Esch, a student in Biological Oceanography, asks why do cetacean crooners change their tunes?  Read more

Tracking an Elusive Chemical: Estrogens

Joint Program student David Griffith examines what impact these hormones might have in the coastal ocean.  Read more