“We need the tonic of wilderness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough nature.” – Henry David Thoreau
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more then you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” – Brian Tracy
“Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.” – Dennis Diderot
My passion is the ocean, conservation, photography, living life to the fullest, and being positive. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science concentrating in Marine and Coastal Ecology in the Fall of 2010 from California State University Monterey Bay. From there I worked in the Entertainment/Social Media/Marketing/Accounting field for a couple years. In 2013, I was in the Top 25 out of 600,000 people for Australia’s Best Job in the World Contest to become a Wildlife Caretaker. Then I was crowned Miss Scuba USA 2013, and earned the International titles of Miss Marine Conservation, Miss Best Diver, and 2nd Runner Up at the Miss Scuba International Pageant in Malaysia.
In 2014, I was a Lead Naturalist for the Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment program at the Ritz Carlton Reserve in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. It was an amazing experience, and I was thrilled to share the wonders of Puerto Rico’s ocean and terrestrial ecosystems with children and adults from all over the world!
Currently, I am working on obtaining my Masters of Science, in Leadership for Sustainability Education at Portland State University.
I started this blog in 2010 as a sort of soapbox for my inner marine biologist & my inner photographer side. Photography + Science = Chanel is a great way for me to share things to the world that I think are worthwhile! I enjoy posting about science, marine biology, environmental news, photography, funny/interesting new articles, and stories about my life lessons. In 2012, I became very focused on living a healthy, positive, fit life- which has also become a part of my blog as well. Please check out my on-going Bucket List as well!
My hope is to pass information onto you, and for you to come away from my blog learning something new. Please don’t hesitate to leave some comments so I can hear your thoughts and ideas- it means a lot! Thanks for stopping by.
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