Bonnie completed her undergraduate studies with honors in 2013 at Humboldt State University with a B.S. in both Marine Biology and Zoology and minors in Scientific Diving and Studio Art. While in school, Bonnie worked at the Trinidad Marine Lab as a Lab Technician where she collected oceanographic data for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and maintained aquarium exhibits. After her graduation in 2013 she moved to Santa Catalina Island to work at the Pennington Marine Science Center as a Marine Science Instructor and Aquarist. Bonnie moved to Monterey soon after, where she accepted a position with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as part of the California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS). With CRFS she collects marine recreational fishery data in the central California region. She surveys any type of finfish ranging from salmon and rockfish, to tuna and sharks. When not working, Bonnie is usually found pursuing her hobby of SCUBA diving, either in the ocean or during her volunteer dive shift at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
She joined the Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in the fall of 2015. Bonnie immediately became “hooked” as a science crew member with the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP)!