Colleen O'Brien

Deckhand Educator

Hometown: Chardon, OH

School: Eckerd College

Previous sailing experience: Schooner Adventuress, US Brig Niagara, racing various small dinghies on Lake Erie

Previous teaching experience: As an educator on the Adventuress I taught kids and adults of all ages about sailing and marine science during day and multi-day trips. Before that, I spent a couple summers as an instructor at a youth sailing camp on Lake Erie.

Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, reading

Why I’m excited to work for World Ocean School: Having the opportunity to teach on a dynamic, floating classroom! I’m also excited to be living aboard a ship again and am looking forward to learning new sailing skills.