Salish Sea Conservation Corps Members 2023
Megan is a Freshman at Western Washington University planning to major in Marine and Coastal Science. Read more...
Megan is a Freshman at Western Washington University planning to major in Marine and Coastal Science. She is a member of the Marine Science Scholars and the Honors Program. She loves all kinds of animals and competes on the Equestrian Team at Western. She is most passionate about local marine mammals and is excited about the opportunity to gain experience and connect with the marine science community.
Ellen is attending BTC for an Aquaculture Sciences Certificate following her years working... Read More
Ellen is attending BTC for an Aquaculture Sciences Certificate following her years working hands-on at a shellfish farm on San Juan Island. When she’s not shucking and chatting about all things oysters she enjoys skiing, music, sharing meals, and spending time in and around the Salish Sea. She’s looking forward to broadening her abilities and connections within marine conservation, particularly in the shellfish and kelp realm.
Tabitha is a junior at Western Washington majoring in biology with an emphasis in marine sciences... Read more
Tabitha is a junior at Western Washington majoring in biology with an emphasis in marine sciences and minoring in environmental science and Salish Sea studies. Tabitha loves taking her dog for walks by the beach, exploring tide pools, and looking for cool rocks and shells. She is interested in marine ecology and understanding how climate change is impacting marine ecosystems. Tabitha is looking forward to becoming more involved in the marine conservation community and is excited for opportunities to get out in the field.
Hello, my name is Griffin Hemmelgarn! I am a 4th-year student at Western Washington University... Read more
Hello, my name is Griffin Hemmelgarn! I am a 4th-year student at Western Washington University majoring in Environmental Studies. I fell in love with the Salish Sea bioregion quickly after moving to Washington from Colorado. I am passionate about habitat conservation and restoration. I am eager to be involved in fieldwork that will aid in improving the environment that I have come to love. In my spare time, you will find me biking, hiking, and watching movies.
Samantha is a second year at Western Washington University, she is majoring in Environmental Studies... Read more
Samantha is a second year at Western Washington University, she is majoring in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Justice and Community Resilience as well as minoring in Spanish and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. When not in classes, she loves to travel and spend time in the beautiful outdoors skiing, paddleboarding, or hiking. Samantha is excited to connect with the community and work to conserve the beautiful Salish Sea area.
Alexis is a third-year student at Western Washington University in the Marine and Coastal Science program... Read more
Alexis is a third-year student at Western Washington University in the Marine and Coastal Science program. She is interested in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to address environmental concerns in the Salish Sea and beyond. In my free time, she likes snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with her dog River.
Nikolai is a current undergraduate student at Western Washington University. He is studying... Read more
Nikolai is a current undergraduate student at Western Washington University. He is studying Marine Environmental Science, with particular interests in invertebrate ecology and ocean acidification. He enjoys tidepooling, painting, and rock and mineral collecting in his free time. He is passionate about community education and citizen science, and is excited to help build stronger connections between the public and our local marine environments.
Emily is a fourth year environmental marine science major and Salish Sea studies minor at Western Washington University... Read more
Emily is a fourth year environmental marine science major and Salish Sea studies minor at Western Washington University. In her spare time she loves to thrift, bake, travel, and explore the outdoors. Emily is thrilled to dive into marine conservation and work with the community to help conserve the Salish Sea.
Madeline is a third year at Western Washington studying environmental science. She is excited.... Read more
Madeline is a third year at Western Washington studying environmental science. She is excited for the opportunity to study and learn about marine ecology and conservation. Her favorite organisms include sockeye salmon and Red Sea urchins. When not in school or swimming in the bay she plays rugby and rock climbs.
Dylan is a Junior at Western Washington University majoring in Biology... Read more
Dylan is a Junior at Western Washington University majoring in Biology with an emphasis is Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. He is also minoring in Spanish. When not in class, he enjoys rock climbing, tidepooling, and going on hikes. He is looking forward to helping protect the wonderful Salish Sea through nearshore restoration, derelict gear removal, and community outreach.
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