Annie hails from Orlando where she was never too far from a source of water whether it be a lake or ocean. She grew up snorkeling and fishing; finding creatures and learning more about them. Every little thing that swam, jumped, or crawled fascinated her. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in her dream field of marine biology from Rollins College and minored in German. Throughout her college career, she had many valuable learning experiences both locally and abroad. Annie traveled to Costa Rica and learned about the positive influences of ecotourism. In the summer of 2022, she had the wonderful opportunity to work as a camp counselor at the Sanibel Sea School where her love for the ocean deepened. She looks forward to building more connections within the Sanibel community and cannot wait to help create a positive relationship between students and marine life.