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Blue Parks Science Intern

Tess grew up in a coastal Connecticut town where she came to love marine ecosystems. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2022. Here she received her undergraduate degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and a minor in International Development. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in research and conservation projects in Panama and Turks and Caicos. The programs' research focused on fisheries' health, marine protected area efficacy, and turtle site fidelity. Tess also spent a semester working for Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute in Nosy Komba, where she helped run biodiversity health surveys in the local marine protected area. These experiences have made her passionate about facilitating ethical and effective marine conservation. She is looking forward to channeling this passion and interest on the Marine Conservation Institute Blue Parks team.