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Katie Mills-Orcutt

Katie Mo started her career as a naturalist on Catalina Island where she taught marine science outdoor education and SCUBA diving. Her passion for conservation biology then led her to pursue a Masters degree in marine science at Western Washington University, studying restoration methods of the local pinto abalone. She has been diving around the world but some of her favorite spots include the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean, and the beautiful kelp forests off the California coast where she was first certified to breathe underwater. It is her continued mission to educate and inspire others, and hopefully make an ocean lover out of everyone she meets.

Katie grew up in Culver City, California and graduated with her B.S. in marine biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. She was first certified to SCUBA dive during college and attributes her love of the sport to the amazing team of dive professionals at UC Santa Cruz.