Gabriela Pennisi

Assistant Director


Gabriela worked on her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Coaching, at the State University of New York at Brockport. She also went to Utica College to study for her master's in adolescent education and she holds a Washington state teacher certification.


Gabriela taught in public schools in New York for many years. She also was the science education coordinator at the Ocean Discovery Institute in San Diego before she landed at Fusion. She took high school students to Baja Mexico for authentic experiences in marine research.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • She loves farmers markets, and loves to cook.
  • She has snorkeled with whale sharks.
  • She has been to Turkey and seen an ancient city that is now underwater.