Born and raised in the Florida Keys, the chain of islands have always held a special place in her heart. Dora attended the Florida State University and completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a focus on Oceanography. She has completed several environmental internships. Most notably an internship where she designed educational programs about sea turtles for an after school group located in the Florida panhandle. She also joined the Netflix original movie Chasing Coral at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival abroad the traveling ocean bus where she worked with the underwater virtual reality headsets. Dora then interned for Reef Relief as the Stormwater Education Intern and Education Intern, and then volunteered during Reef Relief’s summer Coral Camp. From her experiences she realized how much she enjoyed teaching others, especially children, about marine life and conservation. She is incredibly excited to continue that passion with Reef Relief and make a positive impact in her home town as the new Education Coordinator!