Amanda Bushell SCUBA diving with a jellyfish

Amanda Bushell

Amanda Bushell’s ocean education began at age five at Compo Beach on the Long Island Sound where tide pools were her classroom. In later years she received a more formal education at Yale University where she got her Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She also spent four years studying the invertebrate zoology collections at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and focused on the relationship between sea turtles and the barnacles that call them home. While at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum she worked with Nancy Knowlton as a program coordinator in the office of the Sant Chair for Marine Science.