Tessa Brant - Florida Regional Coordinator
University of Central Florida C’20
Tessa Brant is majoring in Biology and minoring in Environmental Studies. Much of her interest lies in the zoological field and teaching/inspiring others to care about the natural world. She currently volunteers as a raptor husbandry specialist at the Audubon Society’s Bird of Prey Center in Maitland, FL. She also has been a part of the education departments at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, FL and SeaWorld Orlando as an educational guide and a camp counselor, respectively. In 2017 and 2018 she served as a member of the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Youth Advisory Council, where she provided strategic input to the company on better ways to connect a younger generation to their conservation message. Tessa recently also became involved with the conservation organization OCEARCH, and she currently works with their social media team as the voice of Hal, a tagged great white shark, on twitter. Largely as a result of these experiences, Tessa believes strongly in the power of youth and their ability to be leaders, especially in the field of environmental activism. Outside of her work in conservation, Tessa is also involved in the raising of service dogs through Canine Companions for Independence and enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.