Jean Alupay is a new member of the education team for GFA, working with the Oceans After School Program, teaching weekend Family Workshops, and helping develop a new Naturalist Program. Growing up in California, Jean loves the beach and its animals. She has a B.S. in Biological Science from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. She is particularly fond of cephalopods, the focus of her work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at USC. Jean also worked as an instructor at the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Marine Science Institute. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, exploring the great outdoors, and teaching cardio kickboxing.