I have been studying corals for the past 10 years. Although I initially gained interest in coral reefs as beautiful habitats full of life and colors that were exciting to photograph underwater, the impacts of climate change have fueled by interest in providing scientific information to help manage these amazing ecosystems. I saw once vibrant and species-rich reefs turn ghostly white during mass coral "bleaching" events, and then become covered in algal slime after all the corals died. While I have been fortunate to dive on reefs all around the world, I have also witnessed the terrible effects that climate change is having on reefs. I know that urgent action is needed on scales from local to global in order to address the coral reef crisis. My goal is to help guide these efforts to be as effective and efficient as possible.