OUR EDUCATION TEAM
Robyn Ehrlich Education Manager
Robyn began her career with Pacific Whale Foundation in 2005 as a Marine Naturalist immediately after earning her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Maryland. After completing her Master’s in Science Education from the University of Florida in 2012, she taught high school and elementary school on Maui for nearly four years before returning to our team in 2016 in her current role as Education Manager.
Robyn’s 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. She has published a global fisheries lesson in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal and presented a lesson on marine microbes at the NSTA national convention in 2015.
Robyn is very honored to have the role of Education Manager, where she can use her teaching experience and expertise to inspire children to become stewards of their local and global environment.
Becca Lewis Youth Education Specialist
Becca joined Pacific Whale Foundation as the Youth Education Specialist in 2018. Becca’s love for conserving the natural world developed at a young age and inspired her to earn her B.S. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. Following graduation, she served two consecutive AmeriCorps terms with NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary on the Washington Peninsula. While working within the Sanctuary’s education team she led K-12 education programs and helped manage marine debris clean-up efforts with Washington CoastSavers.
Leading up to this role Becca was working on Hawai’i Island as a horticultural therapy instructor with adolescents, as well as volunteering with NOAA Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Having always been particularly passionate about cetaceans, Becca is thrilled to continue her journey of supporting ocean research, education, and conservation with Pacific Whale Foundation!