Brittany Torres

Brittany Torres

Marine Operations Technician


Raised in a surfing family in Maui, Brittany sparked a love for the ocean at a very young age. She was first inspired to start her diving career in the Florida Keys when she visited the Aquarius Reef Base and underwater lab in Islamorada. On that trip to the only underwater research facility, Brittany learned underwater fieldwork standards, methods, and rescue skills that accelerated her aspiration to become a professional diver and protect the Florida Keys ecosystem.

In 2015, Brittany received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a minor in Biology from Florida International University (FIU), along with a certificate in AAUS Scientific Diving. Active in the community, Brittany has assisted field technicians for the FIU Seagrass Lab and has volunteered with various local conservation organizations, including Biscayne National Park's Maritime Heritage Trail, Everglades National Park, and Coral Restoration Foundation. Prior to FKNMS, Brittany worked as a PADI Open Water Instructor at local dive centers in Key Largo.

Brittany's true passion is for the ocean and the sustainability and protection of the Florida Keys ecosystems.