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Hi, my name is Theresa and I graduated from UM in May of 2016. I majored in Marine Science and Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. Since leaving The U I have worked a few jobs and am currently waiting to hear back about graduate school. After graduation I spent another year in Florida working for Walt Disney World. My positions included two six-month internships as an Aquatic Research Intern at The Seas in Epcot and a Behavior and Technology Intern at Animal Kingdom. My time at Disney was a great learning experience that allowed me to combine my love for animal research and welfare with the opportunity to educate the general public. Being a Connecticut native, after spending 5 years in Florida, I decided it was time to move back north. I currently serve as an AmeriCorps member for the New England Science and Sailing Foundation in CT. My year-long position includes teaching Marine Science topics to underserved youth ranging in ages from Kindergarten to High School. This position allows me to educate about topics that I studied at UM and even gets me out on the water teaching kids how to sail and kayak. At the end of my service year I am hoping to get my Master’s degree. With that degree I plan to go back into the research realm of Marine Science and eventually conduct studies to help make decisions that improve Marine Conservation. I can’t thank my professors and advisors in the Undergraduate Marine Science Department enough for all their support and knowledge! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss the UMiami campus, the WetLab, and all that RSMAS has to offer. 
Theresa Mackey
Theresa Mackey