Vicky received her Bachelor of Science from UC Davis in Evolution and Ecology with two additional Minors in Art Studio and Psychology. Vicky then focused her career on marine education, which began with the Ocean Discovery Institute and has continued with groups like the Marine Science Institute and the Ocean Odyssey. Typically, Vicky’s teaching approach has combined classroom and outdoor education. Most recently she developed and taught marine science curriculum to students from the 7Teepees Youth Program. As a graduate student with the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Vicky is interested in studying the Lost Sharks of San Francisco Bay. Additional projects include a citizen science project on Hammerheads in Southern California, helping the IUCN Shark Specialist Group with species assessments for the Northeast Pacific Ocean, and the more notable discovery of the Ninja Lanternshark (Etmopterus benchleyi), named in honor of Peter Benchley. These experiences have lead to Vicky’s opportunity earlier this year to film in Japan for Shark Week’s Alien Sharks series.