I have lived in several places throughout the world. My connection with the natural world has become increasingly intimate as time has gone on. Over nine years ago, I moved from the mountains of British Columbia to the beaches of New Zealand’s South Island. There, I worked as a Dive Master, a Kayak and Ecotour Guide, and a Biodiversity Ranger for the Department of Conservation in New Zealand. My love for the natural environment, and most notably the ocean, has inspired me to focus on the dire situation the Mediterranean Sea is currently in.