Sharon Paterson

Texas A&M University Galveston


Hello, my name is Sharon Paterson and I grew up in central Texas. I have a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Texas State University and an M.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. My whole life I have enjoyed visiting the gulf coast. I believe my family vacations fostered my interest and love of marine organisms and habitats. While in school and during an internship at Davis Mountains State Park, I realized that educating the public is a necessity for conservation and is the calling I wanted to pursue. While at TAMUG, I took a course in Sea Turtle Biology and was able to attend a hatchling release at Padre Island National Seashore - it was so amazing to watch the hatchlings begin their journey. Even beyond nesting season, sea turtles need our help and I am excited to share that message at Sea Turtle Inc! If you see me around the facility, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions you may have!