I have been a fish for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised in Oceanside, San Diego where I spent every summer day at the beach. Swimming and playing water polo in high school guided me to my first lifeguard job on Camp Pendleton. When it came time to choose a college, UCSB was indisputable. After one visit, I fell in love with all the college had to offer, not to mention the beautiful beach surroundings. By my junior year, my itch for traveling had kicked in leading me across the world to explore the beaches of Australia. I came to CIO after graduating from UCSB and knew I had met a new family. After a year of working and playing with CIO, Australia called me back. I traveled again for a year and upon returning to the US, returned to CIO as well. Since then many new adventures have called, but Santa Barbara will always be my home.
Kea Slagle is currently not instructing any classes.