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STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with a Sea Turtle Specialist and Shark Biologist
A STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with Carlee Jackson, Marine Turtle Specialist and Shark Biologist in Southeast Florida.

During this 45-minute session, the participants will:
- Learn about ocean conservation and marine science as a career in general;
- Observe the day to day tasks of a marine scientist, specifically working with sea turtles and sharks;
- Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area;
- Ask interview questions of the STEMExplore expert.

Jun 2, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Carlee Jackson
Graduate Student & Sea Turtle Specialist @Nova Southeastern University & Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Carlee Jackson received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Florida Atlantic University in 2016, where she was also a Division I NCAA swimmer. She currently is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s in Marine Biology at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), where she is completing research for her thesis titled, “Examining the effects of provisioning tourism on nurse sharks in Caye Caulker, Belize.” She is also a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, conducting sea turtle nesting surveys along Boca Raton beaches, as well as assisting with medical procedures and husbandry in the sea turtle rehabilitation center. Originally from Detroit, MI, Carlee moved to South Florida during her undergraduate studies. When she has some free time, she likes to go SCUBA diving or snorkeling at nearby reefs and wrecks.