Andie has a bachelors degree in Marine Biology and Conservation, with a minor in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in northern Ohio. She has recently moved to Saint Petersburg to pursue a master’s degree in conservation biology from the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg, where she will be researching sea turtle behavior and management strategies. Through this program she teaches Biology labs at the university as a teaching assistant and has teaching experience as an undergrad. She also is a Biologist at a non-profit which conducts the sea turtle nesting patrols for the mid Pinellas County beaches. She loves to share her passion for marine science and STEM education, and engage the younger generation in these fields.