Sean is a PhD student at George Mason University with field support from Operation Wallacea. He is a professional science teacher with an interest in how environmental education programs influence student attitudes towards the environment. Sean’s research aims to determine differences in attitude and value systems between different nationalities and genders. It will also investigate how group dynamics and the qualities of group leaders impact student experiences. Sean has taught biology, environmental science, earth science, astronomy, and physics and hopes that this research will aid in the development of more impactful curricula in both traditional and non-traditional classroom settings.