I was amazed by the beautiful coral reefs and the marine life. When I returned to Germany, I got a master’s degree in finance and started working for an asset management firm, where I invested in renewable energy projects. While the projects were interesting, I quickly realized it wasn’t a good fit. On a dive trip to the Maldives, I decided that I wanted to learn more about the ocean and work towards protecting marine life. I quit my job half a year later and moved to Mozambique to work as a divemaster. In Mozambique, I also had the opportunity to do an internship with the Marine Megafauna Foundation, which led to a volunteer project with the Manta Caribbean Project in Mexico. These experiences made me want to study marine science at university level, so I decided to do the master’s degree in Marine Science & Climate Change here at the University of Gibraltar.