Hi! I’m Ryan. I am 15 years old and interested in pursuing a career with marine mammals. My passion for these creatures came at a young age. I was first exposed to marine life when my parents brought me to SeaWorld when I was 14 months old. As I got older, I read many books about marine mammals, watched scuba diving and oceanography videos and visited local aquariums. My mom got us Annual Passes to SeaWorld and would drive me from Los Angeles to San Diego, just for the day, to expand my knowledge and support my passion.