Macey Rafter

Staff Research Associate

Macey Rafter is Staff Research Associate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She joined the lab in Fall 2016 as an undergraduate intern where she became fascinated with marine mammal acoustics and anthropogenic noise. She received her B.S. degree in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution with a minor in Sociology from UC San Diego in 2017. After graduating, her research inspired her to continue to investigate the world of underwater sound. Her current research focuses on using automatic detection and machine learning techniques to classify acoustic signals produced by dolphins, beaked whales, and other odontocetes.

Outside of the lab, you can usually find Macey surfing, swimming, or playing water polo!


  • B.S. Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, UC San Diego, 2017