Help us welcome Kalli Unthank, the newest member of our education team. Kalli is an enthusiastic science educator who will be managing our Sundial campus. Learn more about her below. 

Kalli Unthank

Kalli Unthank

Where are you from?
I'm from Louisville, KY, sometimes called "the Portland, OR of the south." We're pretty hip.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I studied marine science at Jacksonville University, then I went to Florida International University and earned my M.S. in Geosciences. 

Is there something about working at Sanibel Sea School that you are looking most forward to? 
I'm really looking forward to creating fun and exciting relationships with everyone. I love meeting new people and getting them excited about the ocean and science in general!

What do you like to do during your time off?
I love doing anything outside, especially if it involves the water! 

Favorite sea creature?
Peacock flounders. Their eyes are so funky and I love watching them change colors as they move through the ocean.

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach?
Any upbeat music that gets you moving!

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go?
I would go to The Blue Hole in Belize, or anywhere else with Elkhorn Coral. It's so beautiful but so endangered now. 

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?
I've spent most of my time on the east coast of Florida, so I'm looking forward to exploring the west coast.