STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with a Marine Conservation Biologist

May 26, 2020 4:00 PM


Join EarthEcho International as we highlight relatable voices in STEM careers! With STEMExplore, we invite female professionals to share their STEM journey with a live audience during dynamic 45-minute virtual events.

The conversation will focus on women in STEM and the STEMExplore Mentor will share her personal journey and the positive influences that helped her to realize her professional capabilities.

During this 45-minute session, the participants will:

- Learn about ocean conservation and marine science as a career in general;
- Observe the day to day tasks of a marine mammologist and conservationist;
- Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area;
- Ask interview questions of the STEMExplore expert.

Date: May 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM EASTERN

Topic/Career:  Conservation, Marine Science, Marine Mammals

STEMExplore Mentor: Brittany Novick, Marine Conservation Biologist, National Marine Mammal Foundation


Brittany Novick

Marine Conservation Biologist, National Marine Mammal Foundation

Brittany Novick is a marine conservation biologist with the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) in San Diego, CA. She not only currently serves at the clinical diagnostic coordinator for the NMMF & the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program, she also assists in conservation research and is on the NMMF’s community education and outreach team. Before coming to the NMMF, Brittany has had a wide range of experiences, from motivational speaking, to producing and hosting wildlife television, to coral cultivation, to aquarium construction, to marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation.

In 2017, Brittany represented the USA at the Miss SCUBA International pageant in Malaysia, going on to win the international title. Miss SCUBA International’s mission is to promote ocean conservation and women in SCUBA diving around the world. As the title holder, Brittany went on to visit & speak at schools, conferences, and dive shows in 13 different countries regarding topics on ocean conservation, conservation education, and SCUBA safety practices.

Brittany is currently earning her master’s degree in conservation biology and is also a professional figure skater. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, archery, and swing dancing.

Classroom Resources

STEMExplore Mentor Reflection Guide

Use this worksheet to allow students to reflect on their experience with a STEMExplore mentor after a Virtual Career Connection.

Science Standards