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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
Mariah Dorado

Mariah Dorado

Conservation Education Associate

As the Conservation Education Associate, Mariah supports the daily operations of the Center’s public programs by providing excellent customer service, greeting, welcoming and directing visitors upon arrival, leading public programs such as tours and working closely with the Community Engagement team to enhance visitor experience. 

Mariah has a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology from University of California Santa Cruz. Prior to joining the Center, she was an Educator and Associate Director at Sage Educators, a Marine Science and Adventure Instructor at Catalina Sea Camp as well as a volunteer in the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences, all of which provided rich experience working with diverse audiences and communicating difficult scientific topics to the public, a valuable skill set that Mariah brings with her to this role and puts to good use at the Center. 

Mariah is not only passionate about connecting communities to the ocean but she is also a skilled dancer and has organized community dance events for large audiences!