Claudia P. Tibbs
Senior Education Specialist - Communications in Monterey, California
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A little bit about my interests, values and experience:
Throughout my work and personal life, I strive to create a culture that promotes sharing, collaboration and inclusivity in order to empower members of the global community to do great things. As a lifelong learner, I seek opportunities where I can continue to grow creatively as a communicator and educator.
My professional experiences and personal interests are rooted in marine science and conservation, storytelling and visual communications, as well as cats and whiskey.
At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I work as a science educator and communicator to empower students and teachers to take action on behalf of the ocean. I have been featured on local and national English and Spanish-language programming such as the Disney Channel and ¡Despierta América! on Univision. I have served as a contributing writer for the National Resource Defense Council’s Spanish language blog, “La Onda Verde” and launched the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Spanish-language Facebook page, “Tu Monterey Bay Aquarium”, resulting in the first Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution to have a bilingual social media presence. I assist the aquarium on culturally and developmentally appropriate messaging to maintain Spanish-language consistency, resulting in more powerful and emotional experiences for guests to deepen their connection to the ocean and further the aquarium’s reach on and off-site.
Before joining the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I held several community outreach and multicultural education positions along the central coast of California.
I received my B.S. in Earth Systems, Science and Policy with a concentration in Marine and Coastal Ecology from the California State University, Monterey Bay.
I attribute my passion for environmental advocacy, environmental justice issues and passion for education to my high school science teacher, Ms. Stevens from South Gate High School.
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