My passion for the marine environment started at the age of 4 when snorkeling in the Maldives with my father.
This was also the first time I saw a shark and, rather than being afraid, I was excited.
There was something about sharks that captured my eye more than any other animal I had ever seen.
After numerous encounters with various shark species, I wondered why people were so scared of these creatures. To my eyes, they seemed so calm and nonthreatening.
Through the Save Our Seas foundation, I was able to dive around the world and better educate myself and others about the plight of sharks and other marine animals.
In 7th Grade, whilst on a school trip, I saw a Mako shark being sold at a local fish market. This was the moment I realized I needed to make a difference.
At the age of 13, I started the Save our Sharks website. I wanted to reach out to people and address the misconceptions about these creatures and the vital role they play in the marine environment.
The more I learned about our oceans I became increasingly concerned about the impacts of pollution, over fishing and global warming.
A year later, to make a greater impact, I decided to start my own conservation company; CO-EXIST PROJECTS.
I wanted to design my own eco-friendly clothing range to highlight environmental issues and help raise funds for marine conservation organisations, scientists and educators.
To achieve these goals, Iâ€™d like to partner with like minded individuals and organisations to support our projects and together, #helpsaveourseas.
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