As I commence this new adventure in Marin County, I marvel at the fact of working directly with an organization that advocates for sea turtle protection. Having loved sea turtles from a young age, this new internship is a milestone in my life and career. What a better way to start my summer than working in sea turtle conservation?!

My first couple weeks have been full of knowledge and excitement. For Endangered Species day, Chris Pincetich and I traveled to San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences to share our conservation projects supporting recovery of endangered coho salmon and sea turtles.  Recently, Sea Turtle Restoration Project had a Sea Turtle Art Benefit at Low Tide Club in Sausalito where all types of artwork were displayed for new and continuing supporters. It was great to see great people come out for a great cause. I am looking forward to more events to promote sea turtle protection laws and advocacy.

About myself: I am a recent graduate from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in Politics: International Relations and a minor in Language Studies. Being able to use my political background and my love of communications, it is my goal as the Development and Communications Intern to provide support and research funders and donors for our projects, efforts, and overall mission. Go Sea Turtles!