About me

I’m a Caribbean marine biologist focused on the little-known habitats and animals of the deep ocean, and how our actions are impacting them.

I work at the nexus of science, policy, and communication and have a deep desire to see greater stewardship of the deep ocean as well as the engagement of a broader group of humankind towards this effort.

I have participated in scientific expeditions around the world, regularly advise governments on ocean policy, and have an extensive communication and outreach record.

I’m a scientific advisor to the Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Director and Founder of SpeSeas. I’m also a 2020 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, on the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative’s Executive, a World Economic Forum’s Friend of Ocean Action, and a 2022 Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation.