Juan joined the Roundhouse family in the beginning of 2017, taking on the role as an Educator and Operations Assistant. He found his love for teaching children about the ocean as a volunteer at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. After working his way up from volunteer to naturalist, Juan found himself with the Roundhouse Aquarium. Juan was introduced to the ocean at a young age and his love for the ocean and all the animals that call it their home came naturally. Juan’s favorite groups of students to teach are those who don’t get to experience the ocean often. His favorite ocean animal is the highly intelligent and mysterious octopus! If he can’t be found at the aquarium or the beach, Juan is most likely enjoying a cruise up and down the Pacific Coast Highway, spending hours on twisty back roads, or eating.