Chanel grew up in South Pasadena from 4-12th grade, and is now back in town after graduating college in December 2010 from California State University Monterey Bay. She earned her degree in Environmental Science Technology and Policy with and emphasis in Marine and Coastal Ecology- basically you can call her a HUGE science nerd! The ocean is her favorite place on the planet-if she could have 1 super power- it would be to breathe underwater. One of her other passions is photography-both film and digital. She currently has her own blog for a year+ entitled: http://photoscience.wordpress.com/ (Check it out!). So for patch.com- she authors a blog showing of her photography skills while searching for some South Pas science-related activities!