Jaclyn Higgins

Forage Fish Manager

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Jaclyn Higgins joined the TRCP in September 2021 as its forage fish associate.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Jaclyn moved to the Gulf and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and marine science from the University of Alabama. She later became a scuba diving instructor in Panama and managed a diving company while working on coral reef conservation and community outreach initiatives. Jaclyn received her Master’s in Marine Conservation from the University of Oviedo in Spain, where she worked on state-level policy for the Asturian algae fishery. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys scuba diving, water sports, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She has traveled to 13 countries, has lived in four, and hopes to continue exploring the world while based in Washington, D.C.

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