Antonia Brown


Program Intern


B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rice University (TX, USA)

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Born in the lovely, yet landlocked and frigid state of Minnesota, I’ve always been interested in marine biology. I quickly moved to the much more humid Houston, TX to study at Rice University where I recently graduated with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and an additional focus in Film/Photography. At Rice, I worked in a coral reef lab to examine coral microbial communities and understand their importance in coral health. During my summers off, I had the opportunity to work for my local congressman, WWF, and at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Through my experiences, I became passionate about the preservation of our environment though the arts. This passion led me to study abroad in Panama for one semester and create a short documentary titled, A Fishing Story, which discusses the fishing practices of the Guna people.

With my Minnesota roots and my schooling in the South, I think I have successfully combined the art of the Minnesota nice with Southern hospitality. In my free time, I love to paint, play guitar or dance (my life-long goal is to one day became a Zumba instructor). I hope to continue working in science communication and marine biology!