For Richelle Tanner, it was a time of passage. She was a science student on her way to becoming a faculty researcher, and along the way she crossed the channel from Long Beach to the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island more times than she can remember.

Now she’s helping her Chapman University students launch their own journeys of discovery.

“I had really formidable experiences on the island as a student and staff member,” said Tanner, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and policy with dual appointments to Chapman’s Schmid College of Science and Technology and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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(Photo Header: Professor Richelle Tanner, right, is joined on the dock by students and faculty of the Chapman University Environmental Science and Policy Program during a visit to the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center.)