Jaclyn Gerakios is an avid ocean advocate. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Marine Biology and a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Environmental Education. During her time as a classroom teacher, Jaclyn taught grades 5-12 all subjects of science, including marine biology and environmental science. She has taught in public and private school. Jaclyn is a SCUBA instructor and also volunteers her time with a local sea turtle patrol during nesting season as a supervisor, monitoring the beach for turtle nests and hatchlings. She is a past president of the Florida Marine Science Educators Association and was on the board of directors for many years. Jaclyn lives in Florida with her husband and son.