Jill Hughes is a captain of Geronimo, St George’s sailing and research vessel. Hughes has over a decade of experience in high school and collegiate at-sea education programs both in the U.S. and with foreign institutions. Using Geronimo and the at-sea environment, she works to enrich students’ education through hands-on experiential learning. This provides unique opportunities to extend students’ skills in leadership, problem solving, marine and nautical sciences while they work to adapt to the unusual shipboard environment. Hughes has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Boston University and holds a U.S.C.G. Captain license for vessels up to 1,600 tons upon oceans.