We had a great conversation with Dr. Tonya Shearer in our latest Lunch With A Scientist episode.
Tonya has a PhD in biology and specializes in coral reef health using genetic and genomic technology. As a marine biologist, her research led her to study reefs around the world. Over the last nine years, she developed and now runs two informal science education centers in the metro-Atlanta area specializing in hands-on STEM activities. Tonya is also a scuba instructor who uses scuba and scientific diving to give kids immersive STEM experiences. Most recently, she has joined the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation as the Director of Strategic Partnerships to develop marine education programs with academic, government and commercial partners to share her mission of ocean conservation.