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Meghan Fletcher

Meghan Fletcher graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution and a minor in Marine Science. Throughout her undergraduate career, Meghan competed as an NCAA Track and Field student-athlete and interned at the San Diego Zoo. Her work in education at the zoo inspired her to consider additional opportunities in environmental science. In 2019, Meghan started volunteering in the Sandin Lab at Scripps Institute of Oceanography where she assisted with the 100 Island Project –a project aimed at surveying 100 coral reef sites around the globe over many years to understand the effects of global climate change on reefs. While this opportunity provided Meghan with advantageous research skills and knowledge, she felt she was missing the bigger picture and sought after the outreach and communication work she had done while at the zoo. After an inspirational backpacking trip to Tanzania in 2019, Meghan decided it was time for a change and began to pursue higher education which ultimately led her to Bren. As a result of her past experiences, Meghan now aspires to become an empathy-driven environmental scientific communicator. Her passion lies in discovering what inspires people and how we as scientists can use that knowledge to effectively communicate our vast amount of scientific knowledge with others, especially those from underserved and underrepresented communities.   

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