I am a marine data scientist, conservationist, photographer, and explorer dedicated to make a difference in the way we protect, understand, and manage our oceans.
My work lies at the intersection between data science and marine conservation. I use emerging earth monitoring technologies - in combination with marine ecology, fisheries science, and economics - to glean insights into our ocean’s socio-ecological systems and use them to inform conservation and fisheries management policies.
I currently lead a partnerhsip between the National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas project, the Sustainable Fisheries Group at U.C Santa Barbara, and Global Fishing Watch, to leverage the power of satellite technology, big data, and machine learning to advance marine conservation and fisheries science. By tracking fishing activity around the globe - at very high resolution and in near real time - we are working to transparently analyze trade-offs between conservation and fisheries, highlight threats to unique marine environments, and identify opportunities for innovative conservation.
Masters in Environmental Science & Management, 2016
Bren School, University of California, Santa Barbara
Oceans & Climate Semester Program, 2014
SEA Education Association, Woods Hole, MA
B.Eng Environmental Engineering; Minors: Biology, Business Administration, 2014
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia