Hello FishWise readers!
My name is Jessie and I’ve recently joined FishWise as the Retail Division Intern.
My fascination with the ocean began when I was really young. I even have photos of myself as an infant holding on tightly to a little stuffed red lobster toy. As a kid, I was always so excited to take trips to the beach and to different aquariums around California. I was eager to learn about all the creatures that called the ocean their home. This drive throughout my childhood to find out more about the ocean lead me to UC Santa Cruz where I earned both a B.S. in Marine Biology and M.S. in Ocean Sciences. During my schooling, I spent a lot of time hanging out with seals, scuba diving with fish, and sailing on oceanographic vessels, focusing heavily on ecological research. As I move away from academic life, I’m eager to play a more hands-on role in encouraging positive change in the private sector. I am very excited to be working with and learning from FishWise.
When I’m not working, I enjoy climbing, baking, and tide pooling!