Waterfront Assistant Intern
B.S. in Marine Biology
University of Rhode Island (RI, USA)
Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. While there, she studied abroad at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science where she focused on coral reef ecology and conducted research on the behavior of local fish species. During that semester she realized her passion for reef ecosystems and diving, and decided she was going to pursue a career in this field. After returning to URI, Erin continued to take field courses and study abroad in places like Belize, England, the Florida Keys, and Honduras, incorporating her love of travel and cultural immersion with her studies. Since then, she has completed an internship with the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, where she focused on the importance and value of outreach and gained experience educating the public. Most recently she interned with Coral Restoration Foundation, where she was able to continue developing her dive skills while getting hands on experience restoring the Florida Reef Tract. Soon she plans on entering graduate school to earn her master’s degree in some form of marine conservation so that she may continue to preserve and protect the ecosystems she loves most. In an effort to combine her previous experiences in science and education, Erin is ecstatic to be joining the SFS team.