Program Coordinator and Caretaker
Amy Hupp, also known as “Huppazoid”, “Huppcakes”, “Huppy” and “Aim” is originally from Clinton Township, Michigan. After graduating from Regina High School, she attended Albion College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2006. She completed an independent study looking at environmental and climatological factors affecting nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) mating, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Carrier, while in attendance at Albion. Immediately after, she became a research assistant with the Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project and helped a fellow Albion graduate (before he was a "Dr." and now her supervisor), Dr. Derek Burkholder, with his PhD research. Following Australia, Amy moved to South Georgia and landed a role at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. She worked in both departments, education and research, before being hired full time as a Rehabilitation Technician. For nearly 8 years, Amy spent her days caring for sick and injured sea turtles that were mostly from Georgia and north Florida, but also from as far away as the Carolinas and New England.
- Sandwich: Peanut Butter and Banana
- Holiday Activity: Trimming the Tree
- Color: Green
- Baking and finding new meal recipes
- Discovering good sales
- Being outside (any activity to enjoy the fresh air!)