I am a graduate from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a B.S. in Animal Health Science. In August of 2021, I started my career in marine mammal care as an Animal Care and Training intern with the Navy Marine Mammal Program. During this time, I received my license as a Registered Veterinary Technician and then moved into an advanced internship with the veterinary team at the NMMP. Mid internship, I was hired on with the National Marine Mammal Foundation as a Laboratory Assistant taking care of our clinical and research sample biobank. Then shortly after that, I transitioned into my current position as a RVT and Lab Assistant with the NMMF and have loved every minute of my journey so far!