At age 10, Eliza Dawson volunteered at PTMSC on the Orca Project, preparing the bones of Hope the orca for display.
Today, along with an international team of young women, Dawson prepares to row from Monterey through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to Hawaii.
From the Seattle Times April 8, 2018 article:
"Dawson typically rows up to two hours a day in the morning. In the afternoon, she works out for another two hours, doing a range of fitness activities including cycling and weightlifting. When she’s not training, she’s working to raise $20,000 to help fund the journey ... When (Eliza Dawson) was 10 years old, she and her sister, Chloe, began volunteering at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, where the girls met Libby Palmer, its co-founder. Palmer was struck by Dawson’s maturity, and her ability to do sustained, concentrated work and to absorb information like a sponge."
Read the full Seattle Times article here.
photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times