Echelle received her B.S. in Marine Biology with a minor in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she researched the behavioral response of captive sharks to submerged underwater cameras and worked as a Marine Data Specialist with the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System. After her bachelors, Echelle completed her M.S. in Biology at California State University, Long Beach under advisor Dr. Christopher Lowe and studied the movement patterns and habitat association of groundfishes to a wastewater outfall pipe in Southern California. At emLab, Echelle puts her data science skills to the test, assisting in several projects in the Blue Prosperity Coalition portfolio of work that aim to inform spatial planning and fisheries monitoring, management, and assessment. During her free time, Echelle enjoys cookie decorating, knitting, running, catching the sunrise, and hanging out with her cat named Petals.