Martha (left), Kristy (center), and Cynthia (right) at a Kemp's ridley hatchling public release.One of the reasons I took the internship at Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS) was because of Cynthia Rubio, a Mexican-American biologist. Cynthia has worked at PAIS for almost twenty-six years...

The southern end of Padre Island National Seashore at Port Mansfield Channel. Photo by me!Padre Island National Seashore's (PAIS) unique sea turtle program has a long and convoluted history. It is filled with riddles, mysterious, and dedicated individuals. Part of its history also includes...

An educational comic book I found from 1988 about sea turtles. It most likely was used to educate the community.My first year of graduate school in a history program prepared me for the tears, the laughs, and the constructive criticisms that accompany new experiences;...

Hello! My name is Claudia! I am a (very recent) graduate of Arizona State University, majoring in Museum Studies. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and recently returned after studying in Arizona for my undergrad. I'm happy to be returning to Texas for...