Hilary Fransden


University of Texas at Brownsville

I live in Brownsville, TX and am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Biology. This summer, I am excited to begin conducting my thesis research on the Kemp’s ridleys that nest on South Padre Island. Three things I can’t live without: sea turtles, the beach, and breakfast tacos.


My favorite sea turtle species is the leatherback because they are incredibly massive, have adorable hatchlings, and are the sea turtle species on which I conducted my first scientific research.