Miranda Schmaling, First Mate, RV Western Flyer


Miranda Schmaling

Mate, R/V Western Flyer


Miranda, a seasoned mariner, embarked on an impressive boating journey from an early age. At just 9 years old, she obtained her first boating license, igniting her passion for the water. Fueling her ambition, she began her professional career as a deck hand at 16 and swiftly ascended the ranks to become a captain. Eager to acquire further expertise, Miranda pursued her education at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with a distinguished Third Mate Oceans Unlimited license. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge, she dedicated a year to serving on research vessels in San Diego before finally settling in Florida, where she continues to excel in her maritime pursuits.

Experience: 8 years
Specialization: Vessel & Equipment Operation, Captain

Contact Info

Phone : 727.553.1100
Email : mschmaling@usf.edu