Brittany Torres

Brittany Torres diving in scuba gear

Marine Operations Technician
(305) 434-9379

Raised in a surfing family in Maui, Brittany Torres 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, Torres 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 a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a minor in biology from Florida International University (FIU) and became an AAUS scientific diver. Active in the community, Torres 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 joining Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Brittany worked as a PADI open water instructor at local dive centers in Key Largo. Torres' true passion is for the ocean and the sustainability and protection of the Florida Keys ecosystems.