Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Associate Director, Aquarium Operations
A Los Angeles native, Apryl’s undergraduate degree is a double major: chemistry and marine science. She received her degree with honors from the University of Tampa and worked with Clearwater Marine Aquarium during her entire undergraduate career. She was also an Honors Research Fellow who presented her work to the American Chemical Society and published in Angewandte Chemie. After completing summer research in marine chemistry with NOAA upon graduating, she went on to the Medical University of South Carolina and received her MS in Biomedical Science, doing her thesis in the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology and she volunteered at the South Carolina Aquarium. Back home in Los Angeles she has worked with L.A. Maritime Institute, Waterfront Education, and the Roundhouse Aquarium. She’s also a Shark Angel that has been featured in Discovery’s Shark Week companion magazine and as a shark expert for national and global news outlets.
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