Plastic alternatives, zero waste options, & education to fight plastic pollution.
My passion for science education and marine conservation was first ignited while being an environmental educator at the Wetlands and Marine Science Education Center at the Colorado Lagoon of Long Beach, CA. During my undergrad, I gained research experience by working in the Reproductive Biology & Shark Laboratories, as well as participating in the Japan-U.S. E.S. Morse Scholar Exchange Program my senior year.
I volunteer as a community scientist for Aquarium of the Pacific’s Southern California Sea Turtle Monitoring Project in addition to being a whale-watching naturalist for Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Whalewatch Program. I'm also a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Affiliate & volunteer in entering marine mammal stranding data, creating educational outreach materials, & educating about our local sea turtle & marine mammal populations.
I'm currently OC Coastkeeper's Education Coordinator and a Tidepool Educator at Laguna Ocean Foundation, where I provide environmental science education. I educate on how people make environmental impacts through our daily actions & how we can choose to make them positive by what we use and what we do. I encourage everyone to pick up 5 pieces of trash whenever they leave their front door to help be part of the solution & inspire others to do the same.
Guest blog for Defenders of Wildlife's 'Inspiring Women in Conservation' series for Women's History Month - March 2021
Guest blog for OC Coastkeeper about a huge weekend cleanup after the first rainstorm of the season - February 2021
Guest blog for SoCal Sea Turtles & an overview of the Sunroad Resort Marina Boat Show - February 2020