Jamie wanted to pursue Marine Biology after completing a marine field study on tropical marine ecosystems in Key Largo, FL with her high school Marine Biology class. While attending Rider University in NJ, she had the opportunity to complete an intensive marine field study on tropical marine environments, focusing on dolphin behavior in Roatan, Honduras. She received her PADI open water dive certification and OSHA certification. She was the research assistant for Dr. Mary Jo Hall for the department of Geological and Marine sciences at Rider, which led her to work on research on tidal dynamics, and complete extensive research on comparison of beach replenishment projects. She has presented her research at various conferences from Boston to Delaware. Jamie graduated Rider University with a B.S. in Marine Science in 1999.
Cali is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education at Mary Baldwin University. She expects to graduate within the following year. After she graduates, she plans to continue teaching and connecting with the educational community.