Since childhood, I have been fascinated by the marine world. From the magic of vibrant coral reefs to the mysterious waters of the ocean deep, I am awed by the ocean’s complex ecosystems and the diverse creatures that compose them. As more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean, it is a resource that is impossible to ignore.
I hold a B.A. in international studies with an environmental focus from Colby College and have worked previously in the international development sector. My background in sustainable communities and environmental policy reinforces my conviction that the ocean holds untapped ecological and economic potential. With the right conservation measures in place, we can protect and grow the ocean’s biodiversity while ensuring the livelihoods of those who depend on it.