I'm a marine conservation biologist, using scientific research to inform public policy and effectively manage the world's oceans. I recently graduated from Columbia University's Conservation Biology MA program, 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. I'm currently a 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where I'm working in the Climate Program Office on topics like blue carbon, evaluation of climate services, and international engagement. 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