Samantha Miller was inspired to switch her planned vocation from science to teaching when interning at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.
“My heart drew me to art and history but I was majoring in biology and psychology because my father believed that I could find a good job in the science field,” Miller said.
Miller’s entire outlook changed when, halfway through college, she interacted with groups of children and families touring Mote Marine’s rehabilitation center. A passion for education took root.
“In the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, I saw groups of young adults and children excited and eager to learn,” Miller said.
“It was compelling and entertaining, and my passion for education was ignited. I decided that when I became a teacher, I would create that environment in my classroom.”