I graduated from the University of Miami with a B.Sc. in Marine Science & Biology and I am now studying at the University of Exeter's Cornwall campus for my M.Sc. in Conservation & Biodiversity. In the past I've satellite-tagged sharks and assisted in the rescue of stranded pilot whales in the Florida Keys, frolicked with sea lions and cared for Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, and researched trophic cascades in the seagrass beds of the Chesapeake Bay. I am currently researching the effect of marine microplastic pollution on sea anemones.