Throughout my career, I've worked with a number of non-profit organizations to promote outreach and education in the field of environmental science. Introducing students to STEM, engaging them in real research and conservation efforts, and serving as a mentor and role model is a project close to my heart. This has taken many forms, including helping to found and grow Field School's non-profit partner organization the Field School Foundation, a 501c3 dedicated to engaging marginalized groups in conservation and creating hands-on education opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities in science. I also help oversee Field School's scholarship program, which provides more than $100,000 a year in support for students to join field courses on R/V Garvin and our growing internship program which has created mentorship opportunities for dozens of early career female scientists. I've also volunteered with other partner non-profits including Terranaut Club, Gills Club, and Minorities in Shark Science (MISS) to engage and support young women and women of color in science. While I love my research, mentoring and working with young women through these programs has been some of the most rewarding work I've done.
Field School is a marine science research and education company based in Miami, FL that I helped found in 2013. Our organization offers research logistics support and hands-on experiential field courses in a range of marine biology topics from shark research to tropical marine ecology to ocean science communication. As a small organization, all of us wear many hats. Other than contributing a social science perspective to all of the research work our team is involved in, I also handle a lot of our logistics, online outreach and marketing, and management. Check out our website to learn more about what we do