Annie Walser – Masters student in Marine and Estuarine Ecology at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
I’ve been thankful for my experiences at OIMB since the moment I completed the program. The classes were challenging and fast-paced and I thrived under the intense hands-on curriculum. Classes were difficult and engaging while also teaching me what was required to become an exceptional researcher. Since graduating I have worked as a marine mammal intern at Disney World, a scientific technician at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and a naturalist in training at Island Adventures Whale Watching. I use marine biology every single day to educate the public and continue to build on the great foundation set up for me at OIMB. I still remain in contact with the professors who educated and inspired me the most and they helped me get into graduate school at Western Washington University, where I am so excited to be able to continue my work in the Pacific Northwest.