Tralee Chapman is a Science Communications Intern joining the Southeast Fisheries Science Center through the University of Miami's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies. Tralee is originally from Illinois, far from the sea, but as soon as she could, she moved to Oregon where she earned a BS degree in Marine Biology. There, she experienced the diverse fields within marine biology which helped her determine her love of the tropics and science communication. While pursuing her passions with NOAA, Tralee is currently finishing her Masters of Professional Science degree at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School. You can find her filling her spare time with numerous things but especially art, tv shows, and music.