Chief Learning Officer
Symone is a proud Baltimore-born scientist and educator who has had a wide range of experiences in the marine science field. Symone has studied algae, blue crabs, sand tiger and sandbar sharks over the years in undergrad and graduate school. Even with her exciting research experience, Symone’s passion for educating young people remains at the forefront of her priorities. Currently, Symone is a member of NAAEE’s Environmental Education 30 Under 30 program and manages education programs at National Aquarium with a special emphasis on providing environmental literacy to youth in Baltimore. She is proud to be supporting students and teachers in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland through her work at National Aquarium and across the country through a show she hosts with NOAA Ocean Today, Every Full Moon. Symone supports Black in Marine Science because it provides an opportunity to build community with her peers and current potential mentors, and aspiring Black marine scientists.