|Kelly fueling her seaweed obsession on Cape Cod|
My parents would take me down to the coast as often as they could during the summer, which was a treat because we live over an hour away from the coast. When we were there, we spent the whole day looking under rocks for little crabs, walking along the shoreline and staring at the sand in search of sea glass or unique shells, and I would brave the chilly New England water to play with the fish and hermit crabs that I could see in the shallow water. When we went down to North Carolina, I was in heaven. The hot southern sun gave me an excuse to spend hours in the water, catching minnows and crabs, and searching for any treasures I could find on the sand. These experiences fueled my curiosity and fascination with the natural world around me, and I can't imagine going through life without that. I want everyone to have equal access to the beaches like I did and am thrilled to be part of a team with the same vision for the world. It is already so uplifting.
|Kelly looking for seals and enjoying the sun on the Fish Pier|
|Kelly with a preserved viperfish at Harvard's |
Museum of Natural History