Shelby Vance

Research Technician
Right Whale Research Program


B.S. Natural Resource Conservation, Wildlife and Ecology Concentration, UMass Amherst, 2015


Shelby Vance is working on curating and maintaining the Right Whale Photo-Identification Catalog and assessing each whale for anthropogenic scarring events. She first came to the NEAq in 2016 as a volunteer angler for a groundfish study and, since then, has studied climate change and sharks, sampled tuna, and practiced outreach to the general public.