Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
LTJG Damian Manda has a B.S in electrical and computer engineering with a geography minor from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing a master's in ocean engineering at UNH.
Inspired by an internship aboard NOAA Ship Fairweather during his undergraduate studies, Damian joined the NOAA Corps in 2010. He served as a Junior Officer aboard NOAA Ship Rainier until July 2013, assisting in bringing the ship's hydrographic production back to full capacity after an extended repair period while conducting surveys along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
Damian enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, camping, and skiing and is an A/V enthusiast and an avid live music fan. He is also dedicated to supporting STEM education through long term involvement with the FIRST Robotics program and other grade school science programs.