Echelle received her BS in Marine Biology with a minor in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015, where she conducted a self-directed research project on 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 BS, Echelle completed her MS in Biology at California State University, Long Beach in 2019 under advisor Dr. Christopher Lowe in the Shark Lab. For her thesis, she used passive acoustic telemetry to study the movement patterns and habitat association of demersal fishes to a wastewater outfall pipe in southern California. She also served as a database manager for the Shark Lab and taught undergraduates basic biostatistics using R and Excel. Since her MS, Echelle has been enhancing her data science skills by using python to work on several machine learning projects, such as predicting juvenile white shark presence from acoustic telemetry data and using deep neural networks to identify human subjects in drone video.