I graduated with a B.S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity from UC Davis. I’ve always had a passion for working with wild animals and knew from a young age that I would follow my dream to make it a career. 2016 was an amazing summer when I worked at the Oakland Zoo as the commissary/night keeper intern. I worked with some truly amazing animals including baboons, elephants, tigers, tortoises, sun bears, and giraffes, as well as many other species. The fall seasons of 2016 and 2017 were spent working for Ducks Unlimited out in the Sacramento Valley. I started at Sea Turtle, Inc. in the summer of 2017 as a summer intern, and continued through the winter as a rehabilitation intern. Since being at Sea Turtle, Inc. I’ve been able to work with Kemp’s ridleys, Atlantic greens, Hawksbills, Loggerheads, and even a Leatherback! I’ve had some amazing adventures here at Sea Turtle, Inc. and I love my position in the hospital as the rehabilitation specialist.
Favorite Sea Turtle Species
Kemp’s ridley. They are the feistiest of the turtles and look like modern-day dinosaurs. I love watching them hunt blue crabs (their favorite live prey).