Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Mikayla Barnwell

Mikayla Barnwell
Position at AIO: 
Teacher of Oceanography
Number of Summers Working at AIO: 
2nd summer
I'm from: 
Manchester, Connecticut
Right now I live in: 
Hilo, Hawaii
My favorite area of study is: 
marine invertebrates and coral reef ecology
When I'm not at AIO, I spend the rest of the year: 
snorkeling and studying conservation

Mikayla Barnwell is returning for her second year as a teaching staff member but was once also a student in the program. Mikayla studied marine biology at Coastal Carolina University before moving to Roger Williams University to complete her BS in marine biology with a minor in mathematics.  She now attends University of Hawaii Hilo pursuing her masters degree in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science.  She has traveled extensively to work in marine science including organizing a Lionfish derbyin St. Croix, volunteering at a hatchery in the Dominican Republic, as a coral reef research intern at the Roatan Institute of Marine Science and spending a semester at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science.  Mikayla has also taught in several different programs in marine science.  She's PADI certified and looking forward to getting back into the cold Gulf of Maine.  We're looking forward to working with Mikayla again!