Shannon Shikles is a multimedia coordinator with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. She has created a web series about sustainability at American University, filmed hippopotamus in South Africa, produced a documentary about the Anacostia River and worked as a cinematographer on a film about Supreme Court Justice bobble heads. With a masters degree from American University in Film and Media Arts, Shannon is working to connect the public to the environment through meaningful stories.