My name is Emma Pontius and I am originally from Portland, Maine. I had a wonderful opportunity to be an intern last summer with Sea Turtle, Inc. and I couldn’t be happier to return as the 2020 Field Technician! I received my Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from the University of Maine where I was a member of the women’s varsity swim team and had the honor of being captain my senior year. Since graduation I have spent two seasons interning with The Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery based in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in addition to my season with Sea Turtle, Inc. These internships have solidified my passion for conservation working with different sea turtle species. I look forward to working with you all out on the beach this summer, see you soon!