Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Is Here!

Orientation on Georges Island!
Hi everyone, my name is Nikita Cayabyab. This is my first summer with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and I'm beyond excited to spend the summer with everyone. I grew up in Sandown, New Hampshire and growing up my parents would take my brothers and I to different beaches along New England. I was always thrilled to go, I cause I knew that when I got to go, I would be finding sea shells, sea glass, listening to the ocean and the list can go on. It was truly a great experience as a kid to know that we have so much to discover and what lead me to my passion. I'm a graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors in Marine and Freshwater Biology. One of my greatest opportunities I got from college was being able to study abroad in Australia at the University of Western Australia. Not only did my passion for Marine Sciences grow, I also made friends with people from all over the world.

Photographing Humpback Whales on Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
After college, I discovered that I also love to share and educate others about the things that I'm passionate about, which I did at the SeaCoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire and at Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Conducting research on behavior and migration patterns and educating the guest on the whale watch was amazing and made my appreciation and love or some people may say obsession with marine mammals grow.

I recently moved back from Denver, Colorado where I finished up teaching for Denver Public Schools at Centennial Elementary. There I was a Math Teacher that specialized in small group instruction to 4th and 5th graders.
Last week of School with a few of my students

Now that it's summer, I'm excited to explore the harbor with everyone and have tons of fun!

Nikita :)

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