Jett Porter

2023-2024 Aqua Scholar


Jett Porter (they/them/theirs) is a queer and nonbinary person from Margate, Florida currently studying at the University of Miami where they double major in Marine Science and Biology and double minor in GIS and LGBTQ Studies.

Jett has been involved in LGBTQ activism on and off-campus throughout their time at the U including but not limited to working as a student assistant at the LGBTQ Student center, acting as Vice President of SpectrUM, and hosting DragOut. In addition to LGBTQ activism, Jett enjoys working and advocating for inclusivity in STEM and actively participating in research initiatives in Marine Science, particularly in marine microbiology.

“I am proud to be an AQUA Scholar because I love the sense of community and family we have created within the AQUA Foundation. I cherish and value all of the relationships I have been able to build and maintain throughout my time as an AQUA scholar, and I am happy to be a part of continuing to build the AQUA community through stewardship, mentorship, and activism. I am also incredibly grateful to AQUA for supporting my educational goals and dreams as an LGBTQ person in STEM.”



Vanessa Kania