I graduated from Humboldt State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management. After graduation, I visited the big island of Hawaii and swam with green sea turtles. That experience led me to pursue working with these incredible creatures. It was during my internship at Sea Turtle, Inc. in 2012 that I realized what I wanted to do with my life – obtain my Veterinary Technician license so I could one day make a living by medically treating and rehabilitating wildlife.
In the time that has lapsed since my internship, I went to Vet Tech school, interned at the Dallas Zoo, spent a nesting season working with Hawksbills in Hawaii, and worked at a sea turtle hospital in the Florida Keys. Now everything has come full circle as I am back on the island where it all started, and I am so happy to be a part of the Sea Turtle, Inc. family again.
Favorite Sea Turtle Species
Atlantic greens. They are the most chill and the only species that can all hang out together in one tank and get along. I think humans could learn a thing or two from greens!