Talor Galloway

Talor Galloway
Research Technician
UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Room No. 329
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981
Email: gallowayt17@ecu.edu





Talor joined CSI officially in March 2017 as a lab technician in the Coastal Processes Program shortly after graduating from UNC Wilmington with a B.S. in Geoscience and Geospatial Technologies. Talor previously volunteered at CSI under Dr. Corbett and Dr. Walsh and worked on multiple core projects looking into the sedimentation rate of marshes along the coast of North Carolina.

High Honors High School Diploma, Johnston County Early College Academy, 2014

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Johnston Community College, 2014

B.S. Geoscience and Geospatial Technologies with a concentration in Geology, UNC Wilmington, 2016

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Masters of Science in Geoscience, UNC Wilmington (current student)

Fish and Wildlife Services Pea Island Beach Monitoring Project: This project focuses on the collection of beach sediment and spatial data for the Fish and Wildlife protected beaches. There was a dredging event that occurred a few years ago and the park contracted the Coastal Processes Program at CSI to perform a study to document the positive and negative effects of beach re-nourishment in the area. There are 11 transects in the control area (not nourished) and 16 transects in the test area (re-nourished). At these specific locations, researchers collect sediment samples and elevation/topographic data of the beach. They then run a sediment analysis back in the lab to determine grain size, biological counts, and other important factors. This project will provide scientific data that can aid policy making decisions on re-nourishment projects in the future. 


Talor enjoys collecting unique rocks and minerals, finding shipwrecks on the beach, hiking, and reading.