Blue Parks Intern
Lindsay Brubaker is a recent graduate of Oberlin College, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies. Her passion for the outdoors was sparked from a young age by spending vacations camping throughout the U.S. national and state parks with her family. Despite living in Chicago most of her life, nowhere near the ocean, she was fortunate to take a marine biology course in high school that solidified her passion for the ocean. During undergrad, she studied abroad in New Zealand through the Sea Education Association, where she enjoyed sailing, dawn watches in the wet lab, and learning about marine conservation and oceanography. She also spent time abroad in Japan through the Critical Language Scholarship, which reinforced her interest in communicating complex ideas across languages and varying science backgrounds.
About a year ago, Lindsay started training at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as an Ocean Hall Volunteer Educator and has since continued this training online. She has years of experience in informal education through summer camps, and loves teaching children about the outdoors, so she greatly looks forward to volunteering in person to share her passion of the ocean with people of all ages and backgrounds. Lindsay aims to start a masters in oceanography or conservation in the next couple of years, and dreams of researching the ocean and educating the public.