About Us

Fin Pin Shop is run by two women who share with the world our combined passion for marine life through ocean-themed products. We are two biologists who love ocean puns and promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Your purchases with us give back to wildlife conservation and scientific research. Together we are helping our oceans!

Jaclyn has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Marine Biology and a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Environmental Education. She has worked as an aquarist, marine science educator, water quality technician, classroom teacher, nonprofit manager, SCUBA instructor, and even a performing mermaid! Jaclyn is now a marine biology professor at the University of Tampa.  She also is a volunteer supervisor with her local sea turtle patrol.

Yasmin is an artist and ocean advocate. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa in Biology and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Drexel University. She also has her MBA from Florida International University. Yasmin believes art plays a powerful role in fostering environmental awareness and creates all our designs with that goal. There's three things you learn about Yas pretty quickly: She loves manta rays, cats, and turning everything into puns.

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With love,

Jaclyn & Yasmin

Jaclyn and Yasmin with the sea turtle named Greene Bean who was getting ready to be released back to the ocean.

Jaclyn and Yasmin standing in front of a sea turtle mural

Photo by Katie Murray Photography 

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