Certified beach bum, an avid surfer, and a college graduate (in that order). My experience in college spurred my addiction to surfing, and I haven’t looked back. When I’m not in the water, I’m probably in the field working as a Restoration Ecologist. I grew up in South Florida, where I learned to swim before I could walk. I was lucky enough to learn how to dive, fish, and wakeboard before moving to the West Coast. My passion for the ocean began early, which is why I care so much about protecting our big, blue planet. I hope that my articles will inspire you, too!