Leah Adelmann Joins the Sea Turtle Hospital Staff
Published: Friday, May 5, 2023
Please welcome Leah Adelmann to Whitney Laboratory staff as the Sea Turtle Hospital's Animal Care Technician.
Leah has appreciated growing up in many different cities along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. With a lifetime admiration for ocean ecology, she attended Coastal Carolina University and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Science and a minor in Marine Geology. Assisting with university research opportunities in her undergrad led Leah to realize how much she adores marine animals. Leah began her career as a Sea Turtle Care Center Intern at the South Carolina Aquarium. While interning, she fell in love with sea turtles and decided that rehabilitation and conservation was the career path for her! After finishing the summer internship, she was accepted and completed two terms as a Husbandry AmeriCorps Member at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. From the GSTC, she moved to the sunny Florida Keys to continue her career as a Senior Rehabilitation Specialist at the Turtle Hospital. Leah has enjoyed having the opportunity to work with each of the five different species of sea turtles found in Florida waters.
Leah is excited to continue working with sea turtles and learning more about the fibropapilloma disease through research at the Whitney Laboratory. When she is not at work she enjoys exploring different parks and relaxing at the beach.