Gloucester, MA, USA
Cape Ann Whale Watch & Texas Sealife Center
Since I can remember I have always been completely fascinated with the world around us, especially animals and how we interact with them. Although I was fascinated with all life around me, whales and the ocean that surrounds them has always been my greatest interest. I grew up in Texas where I was landlocked until I accepted an internship position with Cape Ann Whale Watch. Right out of high school, I moved across the country and worked as an unpaid intern for five months. An internship that would soon change my life and kickstarted my love for science communication.
Since then, I have attended school at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi where I received a background in Environmental Science & Marine Biology. I began volunteering at the Texas Sealife Center; where we rescue, rehabilitate, and release sea turtles and other coastal wildlife. In 2017, I returned back to the Gulf of Maine to pursue my passion and become the Education Director and full time naturalist for Cape Ann Whale Watch. I fall more in love with the whales every moment I spend in their presence or learning about them; and I am so excited to have the ability to continue sharing my passion for them with those around me for years to come. Baba Dioum once said "In the end, we conserve only what we love, we love only what we understand, and we understand only what we are taught". I take being a science communicator very seriously and I am excited to continue taking critical information, sharing it with the public, and hopefully inspiring change. As the whales, and their environment, could surely use all of the protection they can get.