Hi! I have my doctorate in Marine Ecology, and while studying for it, I worked as a teaching and research associate, and managed marine ecology laboratories. I also have a lot of teaching experience through adjunct work and as a summer marine ecology instructor. I also work as a marine ecology consultant, and we literally sink ships to build artificial reefs and monitor their biodiversity. I have given invited lectures on various marine biology concepts, and I assisted nearly a dozen research projects. I think my end goal is probably the most common, to get a Marine Biology Faculty position. Most jobs stem from tenured Professors in one way or another, as you would get a solid foundation from which to attain funding and complete research on your own concepts and then teach others.