Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)
Country: United States
Occupation: Marine Biologist; Leader, Marine Turtle Ecology & Assessment Program -NMFS- Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Why I like being a member of ICAPO: I am honored to be part of ICAPO because I am committed to saving hawksbill turtles from extinction in the Eastern Pacific. ICAPO is a true 'grassroots' organization that protects hawksbill turtles through close collaboration with a range of stakeholders across the region. The strength of ICAPO is the friendships, collaborative spirit and passion for conservation shared among an amazing group of people from diverse backgrounds. Working with ICAPO is one of the best chances to actually create positive change for hawksbill turtles, marine habitats of eastern Pacific, and for people who live along its shores.