I am originally from Severna Park, Maryland. I grew up in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, so I became interested in Marine Science at an early age. I received my bachelor's degree in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University in 2010. While working on my undergraduate degree, I became SCUBA certified and was able to study abroad in Jamaica for a may-mester course in coral reef ecology. My independent project on that trip involved interspecies interactions in the coral reef habitat and sparked my passion for ecology.
My main area of interest within the marine science field is population ecology and animal behavior. More specifically, I have an interest in marine mammals and their distribution near our local shores. Information about my research can be found at: Bottlenose Dolphins - Jessica Conway.
I am currently working on my master's degree in the Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies program at Coastal Carolina University. I anticipate graduating in May 2013 then continuing my education in a pHD program with a focus on marine ecology.