Dana Henderson is originally from Nashville, Tennessee but knew her true passion was marine conservation. Her journey began as a marine mammal teaching assistant at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS, followed by an internship researching humpback whales at the Whale Center of New England in Gloucester, MA. She worked for several years as a Marine Science Educator to inspire appreciation of aquatic environments at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, NC. After a brief hiatus from marine life as Education Supervisor of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter working with birds of prey and rehabilitating wildlife, she returned to marine science education at Mote in February 2011. Her goal is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to be good stewards of our marine environment and get excited about marine research.
B.S. in Biology, Tennessee Technological University, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory