I'm a marine conservation biologist turned ocean policy nerd, connecting science with policy to help effectively manage and protect the world's oceans. I graduated from Columbia University's Conservation Biology MA program in 2015, where I conducted several applied research projects contributing to the management of coral reefs in Fiji and the Dominican Republic, and to conservation efforts in the tropical forests of Latin America and Indonesia. Currently, I am working on ocean policy issues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Ocean Conservation Policy Program, after completing a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office. I'm also very passionate about communicating science to the public, and enjoy producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, and volunteering in museums and aquariums to promote the awesomeness that is marine science.

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
— Isak Dineson