Hi! My name is Christine Raczka and I am from Middletown, CT. I went to Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA and studied geology and history. When I was an undergraduate I was able to work with Dr. Renae Brodie. Dr. Renae Brodie is an ecologist who studies fiddler crab larva. After working on her project I realized that I enjoyed studying how organisms responded to their environment. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College I moved to Sanibel Florida to do an internship at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). At SCCF I worked at the marine lab and also as an outdoor education intern. When I was their I worked on many different projects such as bay scallop restoration, water quality, and seagrass restoration. I also did outreach programs to the schools in the area. After working at SCCF I realized that I wanted to get my Masters degree in ecology. I also realized that I enjoyed teaching and working with students of all ages. When I'm not working on my masters degree I enjoy singing, playing sports, being outside, and cooking!