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The Saltwater Classroom Team

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LEXI DOUDERA

Founder & Executive Director

Having grown up on the rugged coast of Maine, Lexi has always felt an innate connection with the ocean and a deep and powerful love for it. The mission of Saltwater Classroom is central to what inspires Lexi; a vision for a sustainable future driven by global action for our oceans. Lexi is a graduate of Northeastern with a B.S. in Marine Biology and a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

Contact Lexi at lexi@saltwaterclassroom.com

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OLIVIA DAWSON

Director of Education

A strong sense of adventure and a passion for the outdoors describes Olivia, with the ocean at the heart of many of her endeavors -- including a SEA Semester in the Southern Pacific. At Northeastern, Olivia studied Environmental Science and focused on Marine Studies.

Contact Olivia at olivia@saltwaterclassroom.com.

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SAM TERWILLIGER

Marine Science and Conservation Educator

Sam is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont where she focused on Environmental Studies. During her time at UVM, Sam developed a passion for educating youth on environmental conservation through her work volunteering with an after-school birding program for low-income elementary students. 

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SHAE KELLIHER

Marine Science and Conservation Educator

Shae is a graduate of the University of New England with a degree in Marine Affairs. In addition to working with Saltwater Classroom, Shae works on Cape Cod in Massachusetts rescuing injured and stranded marine mammals. 

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REESE BUCHOLZ

Photo & Video

Using his creative eye, Reese captures the essence and spirit of Saltwater Classroom through his compelling photographs and expressive cinematography. Reese is a graduate of New York University.

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LINDSAY MARTINEZ

Education & Program Support

Enthusiastic and determined, Lindsay is an ignitor for action. A passion for the ocean stemming from her roots on the Long Island Sound, combined with her background in Economics and Entrepreneurship will undoubtedly spark sustainable change in our world.