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Development and Communications Intern

Annette Lee is a junior working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Geography, and Management from Sonoma State University. As a Californian, she has spent time in Los Angeles, San Diego, Catalina Island, the Bay Area, and has lived in Glen Ellen for the past 12 years. She took her first steps onboard a boat in Turks and Caicos and has had a love for the ocean her entire life. An avid snorkeler from a young age, she is now an Advanced Open Water certified SCUBA diver, with hopes to become a certified Divemaster. 

Over the past several years Annette has enjoyed participating in intertidal research along the Marin coastline, shark research with The Field School in Florida, and relevant coursework at Santa Rosa Junior College. Annette has focused her recent studies on geography, ecology, and sustainable planning. Through her work, she plans on using creative communication skills to educate about these subjects and advocate for ecosystems in need of critical and effective protection and conservation efforts. 

In her free time, Annette likes to write and play music, spend time in nature, and explore with her family and friends. She finds joy in learning new things about the world every day and wishes to share these findings with others. Annette is enthusiastic to get started this summer with the Marine Conservation Institute’s Communications and Development team and is excited to contribute to efforts conserving ocean environments around the world.

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