Long before starting with POMDR in May 2020, Aubrianne was interested in the animal care field in high school and began volunteering at her local shelter. In college, she volunteered with the nonprofit SLEWTHS (Science Learning and Exploration With The Help of Sea Lions).
Working her way up to a trainer position at SLEWTHS, she became responsible for the care and training of the aquarium’s rescued unreleasable sea lions. She also worked for a time with the sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Aubrianne graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science. While there, she also attained her SCUBA certification.