Chelsea started working with the Vantuna Research Group in 2007 as an undergraduate research assistant and went on to graduate from Occidental College with a B.A. in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology. She then worked as Research Associate and Grants Manager for the VRG from 2011 until 2021 when she was promoted to Assistant Director. Chelsea recently received her M.S. degree in Biology in the Claisse Lab at Cal Poly Pomona. Her thesis research focused on spatial variation in life history parameters of the Garibaldi in the Southern California Bight. View her CV.