“My younger self would just pretend Lake Michigan was an ocean. I earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from Goshen College, IN (FYI very far from any ocean). But distance did not stop me from falling in love with ocean wildness! After college, I moved from Midwest to West Coast, and immediately dove deep into GIS courses and internships. If you ask me what my passion is- it’s science. But if you ask me what my paaaasssion is- it’s probably art! GIS is the perfect combo of the two. In my free time I love walking the beach with my ‘land seal’, dreaming of whales, painting, and floating in the ocean.
“For my thesis, I’m collaborating with Pro Delphinus, a Peruvian non-profit, to study humpback whale and leatherback turtle bycatch within Peruvian small-scale fisheries.”
See her art portfolio at http://abcostanza.