Jessie Stevens is a Fisheries Research Technician at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Jessie received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at FAU in 2014, as well as a certificate is GIS mapping. Before joining the team at The Fisheries Ecology and Conservation Lab, Jessie worked at Harbor Branch’s Dolphin Research and Conservation department studying the resident bottlenose dolphin population in the Indian River Lagoon. While there she gained the skills of arbalester biopsy collection, photography, small boat handling, as well as acting as volunteer coordinator. Jessie’s research focused on a novel skin lesion seen in the population.
Jessie has a background in ocean safety. She worked many years as an ocean lifeguard/Emergency Medical Technician, as well as a PADI scuba diving instructor. Jessie has many years of animal husbandry experience, working as an aquarist at Sea Life Park, as well as volunteering with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.