We are excited to welcome Hilary Penner to the REEF Team. As the new Education and Conservation Programs Manager, Hilary will develop community partnerships, create new youth learning opportunities, and engage REEF members to support our ocean conservation mission. While she's new to the staff, she not new to the organization; Hilary comes from a family of multi-generational REEF members and she herself has been involved with REEF for over two decades as a volunteer. Her first experience with REEF was on a Field Survey Trip to Bimini in 1996. A previous South Florida resident, she worked with sea turtles at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, and volunteered at the original REEF Headquarters location, in a small storefront in north Key Largo. When she moved to Colorado to be closer to family, she started an inland ocean education business. Before joining the REEF team, she taught middle school science for seven years. Hilary has a M.Ed in Environmental Education and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies. She lives in the mountains south of Denver with her husband and two daughters, and her favorite fish is the Cherubfish. Welcome to the team, Hilary!