Joanie Steinhaus has always had a passion for nature. She attended Houston Community College in Houston, Texas studying Animal Health Management and Veterinary Technology which led to a position in Animal Care and Training at the Houston Zoo. Joanie completed her education at The University of Houston where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Elementary Education, and she found a new passion. For the past ten years she has been teaching youth and adults about the impact that they have on our environment and on our quality of life. She resides in Galveston and manages our Gulf Coast Sea Turtle Action Center.