Claudia Freitas graduated from Cal Poly SLO with degrees in Biological Sciences and went on to teach college for 33 years. Her classes included Zoology for Majors, Marine Biology and Field Biology; all 4 unit lab courses. She also created a number of Natural History courses, trained docents at the Long Beach Nature Center, taught a winter environment course at Cal State Long Beach, and led trips to many parts of the world. She retired in 2007 and she and her husband moved back to the central coast. She became a Docent at the Morro Bay State Park Natural History Museum in
2013. She leads Adventures With Nature programs each month. She is also a trip leader for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. She has a great love for the outdoors and wants to share that with everyone.