What was in store after college? I met Dr. Patricia Wright, a renowned scientist who was based in Madagascar. She invited me to assist on one of the lemur projects being conducted at Centre ValBio, her research station in the rainforests of Madagascar. I quickly accepted and spent the next three months there. I ended up taking nearly 20,000 photos, discovering that my hobby had grown into something else entirely. After coming back from Madagascar, I did a Web search that turned up a job in the Cayman Islands, working as a diver doing photography and underwater videography. Though the job wasn't quite what I'd anticipated, I realized once I'd arrived that something here was much more my style. Ocean Futures Society had created an educational outreach program called the Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau and had partnered with the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. It was a great chance to spend more time with science and encourage travelers to lessen their impact on our fragile planet. I'm essentially a teacher without a classroom.