My love for the ocean started at a young age. I grew up playing in the tidepools and I have never lived far from the water. I received my B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from UC San Diego, and then spent a number of years working abroad, first as Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Vanuatu and later as a project coordinator for a sea turtle conservation group in Costa Rica and volunteer coordinator for various conservation projects.
Sharon defended her master's thesis titled "Using stable isotopes to determine foraging areas of leatherback sea turtles: Limitations of the stable isotope tracking technique in the Western Atlantic Ocean" in December 2019. You can read her thesis manuscript here.