Brianna is a second-year MEM student in the Nicholas School studying coastal environmental management. Experiences from swimming with whale sharks in the Indian Ocean to monitoring sea turtles locally in North Carolina have shaped Brianna’s passion for the ocean, particularly sea turtle conservation and biology. Brianna is interested in studying how potential oil and gas activity along the East Coast could affect sea turtles, as well as how changes to nesting habitat are affecting turtles worldwide. Prior to Duke, she worked as an editor for Oceana in Washington, D.C., and also wrote for NRDC, Audubon and HuffPost Green. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Journalism from UNC Wilmington.