Sara's background prior to morphing into a marine science enabler was in yachting, travel and hospitality. She spent several years swanning around the Mediterranean, Caribbean and United States working on board luxury private and charter yachts before deciding the decadence and excess was just too much. Her love of the sea and desire to make a positive contribution motivated a move to deepest, darkest Tasmania to study for double degrees majoring in marine conservation and public policy. Sara has since worked on remote island marine research stations on the Great Barrier Reef and is thrilled to be coordinating support and engagement for XL Catlin Seaview Survey marine science expeditions. Her hopes for the project are for robust science that translates into effective, real-world conservation outcomes and global participation and engagement with the underwater world.