Today we’ll hear the first segment of an interview with the captain of the Cal Maritime training ship, the Golden Bear. Captain Samaro Bannister is a 2000 graduate of the school with an impressive career in the maritime industry.

She holds an unlimited masters license, which allows her to serve as the master on any ship of any tonnage, size, or type, anywhere in the world. And she’s the first woman ever to hold the position of captain on a Cal Maritime training ship.