Susannah Cogburn is passionate about ocean conservation both underwater and above water. Her experience as a scientific diver and SCUBA instructor has allowed her to explore underwater ecosystems and raise awareness to the surrounding community.

She was born in Pensacola, Florida, and spent her early childhood in Louisiana before settling in Central Florida, giving her a strong connection to the Sun Coast Region. She hopes to use this platform to raise awareness for the protection of our National Parks, and work on public outreach to achieve this goal. Susannah graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) with a degree in Marine Science and a double minor in Geology and Climate Change in December 2022. She is continuing her education at FGCU with a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science starting this Fall. In her free time, she loves being outdoors and exploring different Southwest Florida ecosystems.