Leona Waller

Deckhand Educator

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

School: Colorado College

Previous sailing experience: SEA Semester

Previous teaching experience: Chemistry, Neuroscience, & Physics Tutor trained in the Socratic Method; Juggling, Swimming, and Stilt-Walking Teacher at Camp Winnarainbow

Hobbies: Astronomy, Photography, Climbing, Scuba Diving

Why I’m excited to work for World Ocean School: I generally love working with youth—young people have so many ideas and dreams, less jaded by society and rules than most adults. The world seems bigger around kids, so full of possibilities that anything could happen and these students are the key. I am especially excited to be able to share my love of sailing, adventure, and the ocean with all its marvels. The students we work with are the future stewards of our environment, and I really hope that the time they spend with us aboard the Roseway will inspire them to take care of our planet. And continue learning and exploring in order to fully enjoy all its wonders.