Marissa Scoville

Western Pond Turtle Program Coordinator                                                                    MES Program, The Evergreen State College

Marissa is a Pacific Northwest (PNW) native, born and raised in Bellingham, WA.  She moved to Olympia to pursue her undergraduate degree at The Evergreen State College, studying marine and environmental sciences. During Marissa’s time at Evergreen, she interned in Greece with Global Vision International (GVI) in the sea turtle conservation program. This internship allowed Marissa to cultivate her love of conservation work as well as all species of turtles.  

Following undergrad, Marissa took a year off from school before moving on to her graduate degree. She worked as a lab technician as well as a variety of other services industry jobs throughout this break. These opportunities allowed Marissa to gain unique experiences and lead her to the decision to return to Evergreen to pursue her Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) degree in 2020. Currently, Marissa is a second year in the MES program and working on her thesis involving sea turtle research.  

When not in class or at work, Marissa enjoys hiking the beautiful PNW, crafting, swimming, attending dance classes, or spending time with her two cats. Marissa is extremely excited to take this new step working with SPP and to help grow the love of turtles in others.