Tammy Orilio is a high school science teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Tammy has been teaching Marine Science, Biology, and Advanced Placement Environmental Science for the past 11 years, and she is also the sponsor for the school’s environmental science club. In addition to her teaching duties, Tammy also works as a deckhand on board a whale watch tour boat in Seward, Alaska, during the summer months, providing her the opportunity to see whales and glaciers on a daily basis. In 2011, Tammy was selected to participate in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea program, which provided her the opportunity to work on a fisheries research vessel in the Gulf of Alaska.
Tammy Orilio graduated from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and has taken a variety of graduate courses in marine ecology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.