Marine Naturalist

Born and raised in California, Haleigh has explored nearly every inch and ecosystem the golden state has to offer. She completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego. In that time, she participated in a field research course to learn about California's ecology and conservation efforts. After practicing research on land, she took her skills to Scripp's Institution of Oceanography to study the deep sea, investigating the ecosystems around stinky methane seeps on the seafloor. 
Haleigh applied her science background and interest in education as an Americorps Science Educator in San Francisco. Coming off of the long year of the pandemic and remote teaching, she is thrilled to spend the 2021 summer admiring orcas, connecting with guests, and getting her sea legs!