I was a lawyer for 13 years. But I am also a scuba diver, a sailor, and an advocate at heart. I am turning my advocacy to understanding the impact of climate change on nature, including Humpback Whales. I will eventually pursue a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology/Genetics and am actively looking for a Ph.D. program that will let me do so. But in the meantime, I joined Nan Hauser's Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation as Lab Manager to help her with her work. My contribution, at this juncture, is getting this genome together.