Jenny is from Mobile, AL, and spent her childhood days exploring its nearby bays and beaches. She continued along this path throughout her education, earning her Bachelor’s degree in secondary education biology, and her Master’s degree in biology with a marine science emphasis. A teaching certificate compliments her research experiences as she connects students to science. Jenny is still exploring. She has observed the bottom of the ocean from inside the Johnson Sea Link submersible, and stood within feet of an active lava flow. Her love of sharing the seas with others has left over 30 years worth of footprints in the sands of Dauphin Island.