A student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, I’m currently working through a Masters program in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.  I graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and shortly thereafter, began working for the Navy Marine Mammal Program, where I have been fortunate enough to work with an awesome group of California sea lions and bottlenose dolphins.

After graduation, I hope to explore the realm of business and marketing within the marine conservation community. There’s some incredible research being done, and I would like to help bridge the gap between the science and the public. It’s a steep learning curve, but my goal is to focus on market research and social media for Rising Tide – so please stay tuned to like the up-and-coming Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

In my time away from studies, I enjoy continuing to work for the Navy Marine Mammal Program, hitting the trails with our two horses, and working my way down an ever-increasing list of must-reads.

I look forward to working with the Rising Tide Conservation team to help develop marketing material and getting the word out about Rising Tide’s incredible work. Rising Tide is accomplishing game-changing research, and I’m grateful for this amazing opportunity!

Huntley Penniman