Annie Corson grew up as one of five children in a family that loves to explore. She began her explorations with her siblings in the creek across from her home in Pittsburgh, PA, and then continued in the pine forest behind her North Carolina home. After beginning her undergraduate studies as an art major, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!) where she ultimately studied Environmental Science with focuses in Ecology and Marine Science. During her undergraduate studies, Annie studied Human and Marine Ecology on Isla San Cristóbal, one of the Galápagos Island of the Republic of Ecuador.
Annie’s explorations after university led her to the Pacific Northwest. One of her proudest accomplishments remains teaching a toddler she nannied how to speak whale, specifically humpback. It should be noted that Annie really likes whales, which is ultimately what led her to Maui. Well, whales and her now-husband, Justin. During the 2014-15 whale season, she worked as a marine naturalist with Pacific Whale Foundation out of Lahaina harbor. She returned to the Pacific Northwest, married her favorite person with whom to explore, performed environmental site assessments as an environmental specialist, taught middle school Earth Science at an independent school in Redmond, WA, and finally returned to Maui to continue her explorations with our Maui Prep ‘Ohana in this beautiful piece of paradise.