… attended Texas A&M University at Galveston where she received a B.S. in Marine Biology in 2005, and in 2018, she received an M.A. from Miami University through Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program. Born and raised in the Bahamas, T’Noya has always felt connected to nature as there was always much to explore and learn, and her deep connection to the ocean in particular inspired her career path from an early age. In 2005, she began working at Moody Gardens in the Animal Care Department, and for 12 years she served in a number of roles at Moody Gardens, engaging with the community in a variety of ways. Joining the Galveston Bay Foundation as Report Card Coordinator in May 2017, T’Noya continues to educate her community on the preservation and conservation of Galveston Bay, Texas’ largest estuary. Passionate about conservation collaboration and engagement, T’Noya looks forward to connecting with the community and Earth Expeditions students as a Community Learning Leader. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and adventurous daughter, traveling, and meeting new people.