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Program Director & Animal Assisted Psychotherapy Specialist
Eliza holds a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Hawaii at Manoa. During her undergraduate work, Eliza worked at a renowned dolphin research facility through the University of Hawaii Psychology Department. For nearly ten years, Eliza was involved in cognition and learning research with captive dolphins while also participating in field research on non-captive marine mammals whenever possible. Her understanding of dolphin behavior and her years of facilitating interactions between humans and dolphins, combined with her credentials in psychology, uniquely qualify her to oversee our Dolphin Assisted Psychotherapy program. In addition, Eliza draws on years of equestrian training and involvement with therapeutic horsemanship.