Ever since I was a child I was fascinated by the ocean. On a family trip to Hawaii in middle school, I spent countless hours in the ocean being pushed to and fro by the waves over the coral reefs. It was at this moment in time that I decided I wanted to protect the ocean and do everything I could to make sure my children and others could see the beauty of the sea for themselves. Before recycling went mainstream, I set up with friends help recycling bins at the San Diego Crew Classic multiple years to remove the recyclables and give the cans and bottles to my local high school sports teams. I have always been interested in working in environmental monitoring throughout my education and professional job experiences. Even though I am but one person and one voice, I am to bring to light data and solutions to visitor related impacts along the San Diego coastline.