Though originally from the middle of Texas, Glenn has wanted to work with and study sea turtles since he was a child. To achieve this, he moved to South Florida in 2004 to begin his studies in Marine Biology at Florida International University. After a stint in medical information technology, he returned to the field of marine sciences and recently attained his Master’s degree from NSU. His project focused on the challenges and solutions of sea turtle conservation globally, and, through population modeling, looked at how conservation strategies are shaping the loggerhead population of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. He plans to expand and develop more population models for sea turtles by delving into satellite tracking for his Ph.D.
Since coming to Nova, Glenn has also spent the past couple nesting seasons working the beaches with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program. When peak season hits and the beach gets busy and hot, he’s well known for bursting into song in order to keep his fellow turtlers motivated (much to their chagrin).
Glenn is excited to share the wonders of South Florida’s coastal ecosystems with visitors through engaging public and educational programming at the MEEC. He hopes that visitors will leave the center instilled with a passion for sea turtles and a yearning to help conserve the natural world.
- Sandwich: Steak and avocado
- Holiday Activity: Thanksgiving Meal
- Color: Brown
- Learning about other fields of science
- Trying to be fit