MacKenzie de los Santos

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Role
Research Staff
Email
mdelossantos7@islander.tamucc.edu
Office Number
HRI 209
Phone Number
Fax Number

MacKenzie de los Santos grew up in Lubbock, Texas. Ever since she was young, she has been fascinated by everything the ocean has to offer; however, sharks have always been her obsession. After graduating from high school, MacKenzie left west Texas and headed to the Gulf coast to pursue her dreams of becoming a Marine Biologist by attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Living near the ocean has been like living in a whole new world for MacKenzie. Seeing the Gulf of Mexico every day provides her with constant inspiration for her future and reminds her of the urgency of her studies. MacKenzie plans to one day study and tag sharks. She hopes to help change the negative narrative that is often surrounds sharks and share the importance of shark conservation with the world.