I hold a masters degree from the Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. There I explored the potential of dedicated and environmentally-aware recreation communities to be an effective lobbying organization for protecting the marine environment. Through photography coupled with strong science I was able to halt a coastal development project in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico that would ruin a world-class surfing wave, critical sea turtle nesting habitat and a large mangrove lagoon. Also while at Scripps I worked on the still images from the James Cameron "Deepsea Challenge" expedition that went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
I believe photography is an excellent tool to raise awareness and promote environmental advocacy. My images have been used for educational and promotional purposes for many conservation publications.
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For more information regarding my graduate work, it can be found here.