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Discovery Leaders

Our Instructor Network

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Educators. Marine Scientists. Explorers. Come meet our JAW-ESOME Discovery Leaders!


Whether it's exploring the coastal landscapes, getting into some sailing shenanigans, or cruising the local harbor on kayaks, our instructors enjoy teaching and inspiring students to go out and explore nature!

Makenna Delancey

Head Discovery Leader

“It is the largest honor to educate the youth about environmental and marine science. Seeing our students form personal connections with nature is my favorite part of the day! From the ocean to its inhabitants; children are filled with a natural curiosity and innate desire to explore it all. It both inspires and amazes me!”

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Brianna Herrera

Social Media Coordinator / Discovery Leader

“Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” -Ryunosuke Satoro

Morgan Garand

Long Beach Coordinator / Discovery Leader

“Flip a rock! You might see something cool! Just make sure to put it back when you’re done”

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Gabriel Rios

Sailing Instructor

“You can learn to sail in a day, and you can perfect it for a lifetime.”

Sun Chowdhury

Discovery Leader

“We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets. We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.” - Henry David Thoreau, “Walden” 

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Liz Dinsmore

Discovery Leader

"When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it." - Mehme Murat Ildan

Madison Kozee

Discovery Leader

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Cousteau

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Alaine Pierre-Louis

Discovery Leader

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” -Ralf Waldo Emerson

Gaby Franco

Discovery Leader

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”

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