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 volunteered 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 a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Affiliate & volunteer in entering marine mammal stranding data, creating educational outreach materials, & educating about local sea turtle & marine mammal populations.
I am a first year graduate student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management program at UC Santa Barbara. I spent the last few years as OC Coastkeeper's Education Coordinator & a Tidepool Educator at Laguna Ocean Foundation, providing environmental science education. I use my platform to highlight pollution prevention policies & how people can make positive impacts through daily actions by what we use & do. I encourage all to pick up 5 pieces of trash whenever outside to have a ripple effect & inspire others to join.
Guest blog for Defenders of Wildlife's 'Inspiring Women in Conservation' series for Women's History Month
Guest blog for OC Coastkeeper about a huge weekend cleanup after the first rainstorm of the season
Guest blog for SoCal Sea Turtles & an overview of the Sunroad Resort Marina Boat Show
Interested in having a cleanup at your local park or beach? Send me an email to inquire about me hosting your event!
Want a virtual lecture or in-person presentation about trash, recycling, greenwashing, microplastics, & solutions? Send me an email to schedule!