Our Education Team

Robyn Ehrlich

Robyn is originally from Westfield, New Jersey.  She first began her career with Pacific Whale Foundation immediately after earning her Bachelor of Science in marine biology from the University of Maryland.  Robyn first joined our team in 2005 as a naturalist, working on our Lahaina vessels until 2010.  Robyn briefly left the island of Maui to complete a graduate program, and returned to Maui in 2012 after earning her Master of Education in science education from the University of Florida.  Robyn returned to our team in 2016 in her current role of Youth Education Specialist, after nearly four years of teaching high school and elementary school here on Maui.
 
In addition to her naturalist position at PWF, Robyn’s informal education experience includes work as an educator at two Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited zoos on the mainland.  She has also worked on several research projects, including both land- and boat- based humpback whale studies here on Maui.  In her time as a science teacher, Robyn published a global fisheries lesson in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, The Science Teacher, and she presented a lesson on marine microbes at the NSTA national convention in 2015.
 
Robyn is very honored to have the role of Youth Education Specialist, where she can use her teaching experience and expertise to share her passion for the ocean and conservation with youth on Maui.  She hopes to inspire children to see the value in conservation and become stewards of their local and global environment.