Holley Maassen, Meghan Moody, Jill Hayden, Klayton Harmon (Left to Right)

Holley grew up on the Northern California coast which led her to study Marine and Coastal Science and English at the University of California, Davis. She focused on research of gastropods in college and is excited to bring her education background to provide a base-knowledge of the marine environments for visiting groups that will encourage curiosity and inspire further interest in the field.

Meghan is from the state of Indiana where she studied Biology and Animal Behavior at Indiana University. After a handful of experiences working and studying abroad, she realized her love of environmental education. She is looking forward to sharing her passion of being in and on the water with our visiting school groups this year!

Jill’s love of the ocean relocated her from Pennsylvania to the Florida Keys after graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Marine Science. She has a wide variety of marine conservation and summer camp experience that will align with her goals of inspiring students to be proactive when it comes to learning about and protecting the ocean.

Klayton also comes to us from Indiana and has a vast background working in the ocean as a divemaster and marine educator throughout the country. With an Animal Behavior degree from Indiana University, he is looking forward to expanding the understanding of ocean ecosystems and the creatures that live there in the minds of students that visit Pigeon Key.

Our intern staff will be here until August aiding our staff with our visiting school groups, teaching our marine science curriculum and expanding their knowledge about our marine ecosystems. Say hello when visiting the island or at our outreach events this year: Marathon Seafood Festival, Bahia Honda Earth Day Celebration, and Mote Marine’s Oceanfest!