Michaela has worked with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society since early 2011. She is responsible for working with all departments within the organization and guiding the long-term development of SSCS, as well as maintaining and managing the organization’s database. Michaela has had a deep passion for marine conservation and humanitarian efforts since a young age and has volunteered on various projects and with several local nonprofits throughout her life. She has been a volunteer for the Sea Shepherd Baltimore/DC Chapter since 2014.
Although she has a love for the administrative and database aspects of her job, her favorite part of her position is speaking and working with the supporters, donors, and volunteers of the organization. Having been on staff at Sea Shepherd for a number of years, Michaela has seen firsthand the monumental work that can be done by compassionate supporters. Like preeminent marine biologist and oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Michaela believes, “Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do.”