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Erika Echegaray

Operations Associate


Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


​Erika, a ​Sarasota native, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the ​University of South Florida and interned with ​Whale Shark Mexico, researching whale shark populations in ​La Paz, Mexico. She furthered her education by earning a Master of Professional Science degree, specializing in marine biology. During her studies, she contributed to a sea turtle conservation program and volunteered at a coral larval ecology laboratory, where she raised corals for research that would be outplanted in Fort Lauderdale waters. Currently, Erika maintains a focus on animal husbandry for fish and invertebrates.


B.S. University of South Florida

M.S. Professional Science in Environmental Science, Nova Southeastern University