Department(s): Aquarius Reef Base, Biological Sciences
Frances Farabaugh is a native of San Diego and grew up exploring the beaches, tide pools and kelp beds of southern California. She is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a double major in Marine Biology & Zoology with a minor in Scientific Diving. She is an accomplished SCUBA diver with over 250 logged dives in locations such as Fiji, Australia, Costa Rica, Belize and Santa Catalina. She relishes public outreach and her assignments in the past have included being an instructor at Sea Camp San Diego, a volunteer at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography department of collections and a scientific blogger for the Smithsonian’s Invertebrate Zoology department in Washington, D.C. Frances enjoys roaming the planet to conduct field research and her subjects have included rainforest frogs in Costa Rica, inter-tidal limpets in Panama and outback dingos in Australia. She is currently a Ph.D. student in marine biology at FIU and is pursuing research on reef-shark ecology & behavior.