Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Hensley, and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at the University of Washington. Having a love for animals, I have found conservation work particularly interesting. Looking to learn more, I have taken several animal science classes that have further sparked my interest. In specific, I have found the marine world especially fascinating. Therefore, conserving the unique species within the marine realm has become my passion. Besides learning about marine species, my favorite past-time activities include hiking, kayaking, participating in habitat restoration projects, and painting. Anywhere where I can be outside is my favorite place to be! This summer I will be working with both NOAA and Cascadia Research Collective on a harbor seal project in the West Coast sector. Looking to follow my passion, I plan on pursuing a career in marine conservation, and therefore am thrilled about this internship opportunity at Cascadia Research Collective!