Rachel McDonald, M.S.

Rachel McDonald, M.S.

Outreach Coordinator

2014, University of South Alabama


Rachel is from Bolivar, Missouri and spent her early years exploring her family’s farm, spending time on the beaches of Florida and collecting everything (animals included). Her love of the oceans led her to the South for her B.S. at Samford University in Marine Biology, where she first came to the Sea Lab for summer classes. After graduation, she stayed at the lab for an internship before beginning her Master’s degree in Marine Science through the University of South Alabama.  She recently joined the Discovery Hall Programs to coordinate the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) competition. She is newly married and enjoys playing tennis, scrapbooking, church activities and spending time at Disney World.

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