Nicole Grinnan graduated with a Master’s degree in Historical Archaeology from the University of West Florida, as well as with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Central Florida. Nicole is also certified as a SCUBA Instructor with SCUBA Diving International (SDI). Before joining FPAN as the Northwest Regional Center’s Public Archaeology Coordinator in 2012, Nicole worked as an intern with the NASA History Division, FPAN, and Biscayne National Park. Nicole is also Graduate Student Representative for the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA), a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), and a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Her research interests include maritime archaeology and history, public interpretation of maritime cultural resources, and social history.