Kristin is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Miami working to attain B.A.’s in Marine Affairs and Ecosystem Science & Policy. At the University, she is the Vice Chair of the Energy & Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency of Student Government where she strives to implement green initiatives on campus such as plastic bag reduction and solar panel installation. Kristin has worked at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center as a naturalist and camp counselor where she led educational programs on the native coastal ecosystem environments. In high school, Kristin volunteered at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail, NC where she discovered her passion for marine life. Here she developed an interest in the direct consequences that humans have on marine environments. Having grown up in the Washington DC area with family serving as environmental lawyers, members of the EPA, and heads of environmental NGO’s, Kristin has long had a passion for environmental work and hopes to further this in Miami through her work with Miami Waterkeeper. After graduation, Kristin desires to become an environmental lawyer or work with environmental management, policy, and citizen outreach.