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Your Impact Will Go Twice as Far for a Pup

Do you notice all those folds of skin? They tell a heartbreaking story of a pup far too thin. 

Right now, there’s a $5,000 gift match waiting for the pups, and your support is needed to unlock it. 

Yes, your $5 = $10 today, meaning you can provide double the fish meals for a pup like Horseshoe. 

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elephant seal pup Horseshoe
Kyra Kawamoto

Kyra Kawamoto

Marine Science Educator

Kyra Kawamoto first joined The Marine Mammal Center as a Youth Crew volunteer in 2016 and returned in 2017 as a Youth Crew Alumni. She then volunteered in the Education department in 2018. In her current role as Marine Science Educator, Kyra supports the planning, strategizing, and running of our high school programs as well as leading school tours and supporting our other Education programs as needed. 

Inspired by her experience on Youth Crew, Kyra combined her passion for education and marine science by dual majoring in Elementary Education and Multilingual Learning as well as receiving a certificate in Marine Science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

Upon graduating, Kyra spent two years working as a teacher on Oahu and moved back to the Bay Area to pursue outreach education. During the summer of 2023, Kyra worked at the Center’s temporary PIER 39 location as a Conservation Education Associate. 

In her spare time, Kyra enjoys baking new recipes, trying different restaurants with friends and spending time outdoors. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Outreach