Hi! I am a Jersey girl born and bred whose love for the ocean and all its critters started at a young age. I love being outdoors, whether diving on reefs or hiking in the mountains, and travelling to as many corners of the world as I possibly can. I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Zoology and a concentration in Marine Biology. Since then, I have spent a year in Florida interning with a non-profit focused on coral reefs and Mote Marine Labs researching manatees before landing in the Pacific Northwest. I have always had a fascination with whales and dolphins and am extremely excited to be conducting research on these magnificent animals through photo ID as well as necropsies and strandings! Ultimately, I plan to return to school and earn a Master’s in Marine Ecology, focusing on marine mammals.