Hannah steering a sailboat on the water.

Hannah Knighton

Hannah Knighton started working in aquariums at the age of 16 and from there, her interest was piqued. She earned a B.S in Marine Science and a B.A in English from Jacksonville University. Hannah’s research experience includes studying coral reef and nearshore hardbottom ecosystems in the Florida Keys in collaboration with the Marine Science Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory. More recently, she studied flamboyant cuttlefish behavior and embryology as a cephalopod operations intern at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hannah has since identified a passion for communicating her interests in wildlife and the environment. She is a science-writing intern at the Ocean Portal and a candidate for a Master’s in Science Writing with the Johns Hopkins University. She enjoys traveling, sailing, and cat cuddling in her free time.