Vanessa Armentrout!


I am originally from San Antonio, Texas but as of last year I moved to Corpus Christi to purse my bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology. I never considered attending grad school until moving to Corpus, but I hope to further my education once I graduate in Dec. 2013

I consider myself an outdoor ‘nut’ whenever I have free time from studying, I’m outside either riding my mountain bike or hanging out at the beach fishing. I also love traveling. I think I got the travel bug around the time I met my husband and I’ve found that experiencing new cultures is one our greatest joys.

This will be my first time working with the SCA and I’m excited for the experience. I believe conservation is very important, especially in the community that I live in. I recently trained with the Padre Island National Sea Shore (PINS) Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Team. As a volunteer with their program, I patrol the National Sea Shore for Kemp Ridley sea turtles, documenting their nest sites and recording information about the mother turtle. Protection of the Kemp Ridley turtles is the main goal as a volunteer and something I feel privileged to be a part of. Last summer was my first opportunity to watch a hatchling release and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.