I am a marine biologist and my research focuses on using field-based methods to inform conservation management decisions. To date, my work has focused primarily on sea turtles. As sea turtles are wide-roaming animals that may cross entire ocean basins during routine migrations, they are excellent focal points for conservation. The protection of these species indirectly protects all the other species that share their vast marine habitats. Due to their charismatic nature, sea turtles can also be used as powerful tools for raising awareness about grobal issues, such as plastic pollution and climate change.