Department: Steinhart Aquarium
Title: Senior Director, Steinhart Aquarium
Number of Dives: 250+
Certifications: Open-Water diving, Advanced Open Water diving, Nitrox diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, Prism2 air diluent, closed-circuit rebreather diving
I’m not sure if this is the same as “favorite” but I’m the most emotionally invested in the Philippine Coral Reef tank because I spent ten years thinking about it. Six years before we reopened in Golden Gate Park, I was in meetings with exhibit designers and contractors to talk about that tank. It represents an enormous amount of time and is one of the things I was most excited about working on in the new Academy.