Associate Director of Animal Husbandry Rachel Stein has been with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk since starting there as an educator over a decade ago. As an aquarist, she was instrumental in building the capacity of the institution for supporting a broad range of marine animals. Rachel holds a masters' degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. One of her major achievements at The Maritime Aquarium has been to expand the jellyfish cultivation program, making the facility one of the premier institutions for the species within the aquarium and zoo community. She travelled with Dr. Hudson in April 2018 to help local partners cultivate regional jellies species in a jellyfish cultivation laboratory and to plan for this sea turtle biogeographic project.