My interest in the marine environment began as a child visiting my grandparents in Laguna Beach California. My grandmother received whale watching awards in the 1960’s and 70’s while my grandfather set up the marine preserve off Laguna Beach. They instilled in me a great love and respect for the ocean. I went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2016 I started volunteering at Nature Interpretive Center at Dana Point Headlands as a docent and member of the marine mammal count team. The Ocean Institute and the city of Dana Point have supported me in my role as a tide pool docent. I enjoy photographing cetaceans and educate friends and visitors aboard a private sailboat. And at the Ocean Institute I have worked the information booth, the tall ships festivals, the touch tanks, and as a naturalists/photographer abroad the RV Sea Explorer. I volunteer at the Doheny Visitors Center and Aquarium as a California State Park docent. I am also a Certified California Naturalist (Catalina Island/University of California). I hope to continue my volunteer opportunities, cetacean photography, and interactions with visitors.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science and biology
Professional Wildlife and Action photographer
I am seeking a Senior Marine Guide position with a WCA Responsible Whale and Dolphin Partner. With me I carry my WCA Training Record book which has all my training records and qualifications.
I would like to continue having tasks signed off in WCA Training Record Book while I work for a WCA Partner. This will allow me to continue my Career path with the WCA as a Responsible and Senior Marine Guide.
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