Melissa Cristina Márquez, MSc
Founder of The Fins United Initiative
There is nowhere I would rather be than making observations outside in nature. For me, the ocean holds my curiosity and passion. I was born with an extreme fascination for misunderstood predators and sharks are the most misunderstood predator of them all.
I received my BA (Marine Ecology and Conservation) from New College of Florida and my MSc (Marine Biology) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
I am actively engaged in research, exploration, communication, and application of scientific knowledge related to the conservation of marine ecosystems. Please examine the tabs above to learn more about my professional experience.
All publications and professional affiliations continue under my maiden name, Melissa Cristina Márquez.
"You must be the most enthusiastic shark scientist I've ever met!"