Susan Sherman has a B.S. in Biology from San Francisco State University and is currently a science teacher in San Francisco. Susan’s specialties are birds, marine mammals, and marine ecology. As a science educator she has taught teachers, developed and written curricula, presented at conferences, aquariums, and museums, and recently won an award from John Hopkins University for teaching talented youth. Some of the research projects that Susan has participated in are: humpback whales in Southeast Alaska; sampling fish populations in the Atlantic Ocean with NOAA; collecting data on various species of Alcid chicks on the Farallon Islands; fall bird censuses on Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service (for 10+ years). Susan has been an Oceanic Society naturalist in the Bay Area for more than 30 years.