As a science instructor and marine educator with the Marine Science Institute (MSI) in 2016 , I applied my strong foundation in marine ecology towards educating K-12 graders, college students, and San Francisco Bay Area citizens about their relationship with the San Francisco Bay estuary. Through classroom visits, on-site programs, activities on the water,  live animals, and preserved specimens, I advocated for conservation and science literacy with 5000+ students and community members. After 6 months at MSI, my successful program presentations sequestered $10,000 in funding from the Kung Guerra Foundation.