Shannon is a practiced scientist, educator, and administrator who is dedicated to pursuing sustainable solutions to protect our marine resources. Shannon first found her passion for marine science while working in a shellfish hatchery where she cultured algae as feed for oysters, razor clams, and scallops. She has experience teaching biology and chemistry for children K-12 and worked as a chemist in a laboratory for 2 years. Shannon’s enthusiasm for marine science is prevalent in both her professional and personal life. To improve on her knowledge of marine organisms, Shannon enjoys pressing algae to stay current on algae identification, as well as to make artwork. She earned her B.S. in Marine Biology and Environmental Science from Roger Williams University in 2016. Shannon plans on pursuing a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver come this Fall. Shannon is intrigued by her work and is eager to further contribute at MTS.