Hometown: Seattle, WA
RLT Leader: Conservation is Key '17
Education: Washington State University
Working: Catalina Island Marine Institute
Kimi grew up in Seattle exploring the woods behind her house and public parks down the street. As a swim rat, you couldn’t find a day where Kimi didn’t smell like chlorine. Whether on swim team, teaching swim lessons, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving, Kimi always finds herself at home in the water. During her junior year of college she studied abroad in Bocas del Toro, Panama with the School for Field Studies and became fascinated by marine science after completing fieldwork examining sea anemones. Upon graduating with honors from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, she traded the pool for the ocean when she spent a year as an AmeriCorps member for New England Science & Sailing Foundation in southeastern Connecticut. Currently, she is a marine science instructor for Catalina Island Marine Institute off the coast of Los Angeles where she spends her days snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and overall adventuring with students from all over the southwestern United States. When she is not in the water or hiking, Kimi enjoys playing the piano, reading, and traveling the world. Kimi looks forward to spending her summer exploring with RLT!
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