Cassie Qualls, Marine Operations Technician, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Cassie Qualls

Marine Operations Technician


Since she can remember, Cassie has been drawn to any and all bodies of water. In 2016, shortly after graduating from Indiana University, she moved to Key Largo to pursue her passion for diving and her love of the ocean as a PADI and SDI SCUBA instructor. She was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana,and holds degrees in anthropology and classical art, and archaeology with a Certificate of Underwater Resource Management.

A buoy team member based in Key Largo, she also currently attends the University of Miami pursuing a Master's Degree in Underwater Archaeology. She is excited to help be a part of maintaining and installing the buoys that are so important to helping preserve and protect our reefs.