Growing up, the beach was practically my second home. I'd spend hours looking in tidepools, snorkeling coral reefs and being fascinated about organisms I had no idea about or what they even were for that matter. But as my education continued I realized how much scientists really didn't know about the ocean and its inhabitants. And especially now with the declining health of our ocean, there's a potential risk of losing creatures that I grew up loving and losing creatures we have yet discovered. I want to use my passion to positively impact our ocean so we can continue observing, learning, and discovering everything it has to offer.