Dr. Patricia Martí Puig is a marine scientist with international experience in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Caribbean. Patricia was born in the Mediterranean, in Alicante, and her passion for the ocean dates back to her childhood, snorkeling with her mum who taught her about the uniqueness of the Mediterranean Sea and how it has changed. Throughout her two decades of career in marine conservation she has led and worked on several projects within NGOs, government, the private sector and in academia. Working globally has opened opportunities to tackle common marine environmental issues from different perspectives. Her professional goal is to connect oceans and people to ensure a sustainable management of marine resources and its ecosystem services.