My life is all about water, science, education, and conservation! As an undergraduate at Colorado State University, I worked at the International Office and helped facilitate students in their transition to the University. I also developed orientation materials for our students traveling abroad throughout the world. This was an amazing opportunity that opened my eyes to the value of travel and cultural exchange, and it motivated me to spend two semesters studying anthropology and marine ecology in Australia and Belize. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology in 1999, I began pursuing a career involving my two greatest passions—marine science and education. Since that time, I have worked at the Ocean Institute, SeaTrek BVI, Pacific Whale Foundation, National Geographic Society as a lead instructor, internship coordinator, floating lab technician, and curriculum developer. In 2004, I earned my Secondary Science Education Credential and M.A. in Teaching from UC-Irvine and began teaching high school integrated science, biology and marine ecology. That same year was when I became part of the SeaTrek family. From 2008-2010 I was a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow, teaching and developing technology- and field-based water quality and ecology curriculum for the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI). I earned my M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Science through Indiana University where my research focused on algal ecology and water quality. Since 2010 I have worked with the National Geographic Society as a curriculum writer/designer and helped develop and conduct the National Teachers Leadership Academy: Oceans, a marine ecology curriculum designed for high school science teachers from around the U.S. In 2013 I began working as an education consultant for IAMH2O.org, an international water resources organization.