Jillian Schacher


University of Miami


My name is Jillian Schacher and I am originally from Munich, Germany. I grew up in Porto, Miami, Austin, Boston, and several other cities, and once spent a year traveling around the world. Aside from traveling, I love scuba diving, fencing, kayaking, skydiving, mysteries, and cryptography. I earned my Bachelor of Science in marine science and biology at the University of Miami, and am currently working on my Master of Professional Science in marine conservation.

My favorite sea turtle is the Kemp's ridley sea turtle. I think they're amazing, with absolutely adorable hatchlings, and I feel very lucky to get the chance to work with such a critically endangered species.