Meghann McDonald

Meghann Mcdonald
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… has been an ocean-based creature from the very start. She grew up in Baja on the Gulf of California, snorkeling, dissecting marine creatures, and listening to her father lecture to his college students on the magic of upwelling since she could crawl. Meghann went on to earn a B.S. in Marine and Coastal Ecology at California State University Monterey Bay. It was there in Monterey Bay, at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, that she found her true loves: scientific research diving and ichthyology. Meghann is a graduate of the Global Field Program with a Master’s in Zoology and is the Vice President of the Vermilion Sea Institute, a non-profit dedicated to education and field studies. As such, she supports students, program participants and local youth in discovering and caring for the marine and terrestrial worlds around them. Here, she fuses scientific field methods with first-hand experience to show students that they can overcome any obstacle from plunging into the world of fish to conquering the really scary stuff: statistics.