Born and raised in Brazil, as a kid who grew up in a city at least 300km away from the sea, I became fascinated and passionate about the marine life. With the age of 9 my family and I moved to The Netherlands where I lived for 18 years. Currently, at the age of 28 I work as the senior science coordinator, data monitoring officer, fisheries expert, grant writer, and I wear many other hats for the Saba Bank National Park and the Saba National Marine Park on Saba, Dutch Caribbean. The Saba Bank is the 3rd largest submerged atoll of the world and the largest of the Atlantic Ocean, covering an area of 2.200km2. This area has been classified as a highly biodiverse area, it falls under the International Maritime Organisation, as a Particular Sensitive Sea Area and falls under the Yarari - Marine Mammals and Shark Sanctuary.
I lead many projects with the World Wildlife Fund and many other impactful organisations. Projects range between develop shark tagging tagging programs, tackle invasive species, (sustainable) fisheries management, marine mammal acoustics and migration patterns, coral nursery, out planting coral fragments, and more. I am also an avid blogger on Instagram and YouTube in my free time!