Proud native Austinite, Shaina grew up exploring the local parks and greenbelts. Never really wanting to leave the beauty of the city, Shaina ventured as far as San Marcos, TX where she received her BS in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry from Texas State University. She loved being able to take the classroom outdoors and study her surroundings.
After graduating, Shaina gained experience working as a Lead Biologist at an aquarium. This allowed her to gain more hands on experience with species that she likely would never see in Texas. She also spent time working with local wildlife rehabilitation programs, preforming field research for conservation efforts and sometime in the medical industry. Shaina is excited to share her enthusiasm with all her students and create an engaging environment to inspire students to go learn and explore independently.