Posted by Kasey | 03.27.2020 | Sea Turtle Camp News

Meet the Sea Turtle Camp 2020 Staff! Pt. 6

Each year, we are so excited to meet, hire, and train our amazingly diverse and talented staff.  Take a look at our Sea Turtle Camp Travel staff!

Meet Aubreigh, a fun new marine scientist joining our 2020 Hawaii team.

Aubreigh Sharpe is originally from Albany, Georgia, but she has since moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Once a camper at Sea Turtle Camp North Carolina, Aubreigh has continued to have a passion for studying and understanding marine environments, particularly with a focus on spreading awareness and conservation efforts. This desire to gain knowledge and pursue a career in the marine sciences encouraged her to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. After college, she hopes to join the work force either as a field researcher or partake in conservation programs. She has research experience working on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island) in Hawai’i, where she lived on the island for a month and did an intensive research project and presentation that focused on examining the relationship between the density of an invasive algae and Green sea turtles in Kāne‘ohe Bay.
Aubreigh has always been comfortable in the water, and in her free time, she enjoys going paddleboarding, snorkeling, and diving. When she’s not in the water, Aubreigh enjoys visiting cat-cafes, trying to learn ukulele, and watching movies.
This is Aubreigh’s first year working with Sea Turtle Camp, and she is undoubtedly excited to be immersed in the marine environment and have the opportunity to encourage campers to be advocates for the ocean and marine life.

Meet Cassidy, an experienced diver and animal lover.

Cassidy is a 23-year-old San Diego, CA native who graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She has always been in love with the ocean, but started diving when she moved to Santa Cruz in 2017. Cassidy has since then obtained an AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) diving certification as well as a PADI rescue diver, and NAUI master diver certification. She loves being outside; backpacking, camping, diving, and exploring nature photography. During her time at U.C.S.C., she participated in several undergraduate research programs. Her favorite trip was to Corsica, France where she studied sea urchin foraging behavior and distribution in the STARESO research harbor. In three short years, Cassidy has dived in four different countries and is hoping to add East Asia to her list this year! Since 2010, Cassidy has been working with Joan Embery in San Diego teaching the public about conservation using exotic animals. She trained and showed these animals for private events and, on occasion, at the San Diego Zoo. Cassidy is now applying to many different masters programs for Wildlife Ecology research. She hopes to continue doing research and wants to use her findings to educate the public on the importance of conservation of wildlife and ecosystems all over the world.