Hadley Beahan is a 2022 West Coast intern with a special interest in behavior and bioacoustics in cetaceans. Hadley is a recent graduate of CSU Channel Islands with a degree in biology and a background in environmental studies. Through CSUCI, Hadley has participated in restoration work on the Channel Islands as well as operated under the Keiki Kohola Project in Maui, studying coral reef quality, microplastics, and humpback whale mother and calf behavior. With an undeniable passion for marine mammals, Hadley served both as a volunteer mammalogist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as a rehabilitation intern at the Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute.
Having a strong interest in animal welfare and conservation, Hadley has been in the veterinary world for over 10 years specializing in exotics and wildlife; most recently operating as a veterinary technician at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.