Karissa Laffey started working for Artist Boat in March 2017. In 2015 she graduated from Texas A&M Galveston with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. During her college career she served as a digital illustrator for an undergraduate research team. Her passion for the marine environment frequently reflects through her artwork. She has previous experience with working on commercial fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and children’s education. Her main goal in life is to use her art to educate future generations on the marine environment so that they may share the same love and care for it.