New Research Coordinator joins Texas Sea Grant

July 03, 2015

By Cindie Powell

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has hired Mia Zwolinski as its new Research Coordinator.

Zwolinski will oversee the program’s research grant competitions, fellowship opportunities, and Texas Sea Grant’s Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program and the Texas Sea Grant Scholars Program for undergraduate research.

"I am pleased to have Mia joining Texas Sea Grant as our Research Coordinator," said Dr. Pamela Plotkin, Texas Sea Grant Director. "She will help us support cutting edge research with a public purpose that leads to new discoveries and educates the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math."

Prior to the Texas Sea Grant position, Zwolinski was a proposal administrator with Texas A&M University System Sponsored Research Services, where she coordinated the preparation and submission of proposals for competitive grants by personnel at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Station and at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Research. This included assisting the grant applicants with developing proposal budgets and ensuring adherence to Texas A&M University System policies and the guidelines of the granting agencies.

She also has served as a proposal coordinator with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, as a vice president and financial analyst with Bank of America, as a financial reporting consultant with NationsBank, and as an assistant bank examiner with the Texas Department of Banking. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Texas A&M University.

Texas Sea Grant is a partnership of university, government and industry focusing on marine research, education and outreach. Its mission is to develop a better understanding of Texas coastal resources in support of sustainable use and conservation of those resources for the benefit of the economy and the environment.

For more information about Texas Sea Grant’s research grant or fellowship opportunities, contact Zwolinski at 979-458-0449 or


Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.