Author: Valentina Dacosta

Valentina - Colombian - 25 years old - Environmental Lawyer and MSc in Marine Systems and Policies. Scuba diver, marine conservation enthusiast, and Social Media Rep of the School of Geosciences!
Swimming in Portobello

Reading Time: 7 minutes Back in the time when I was choosing my options for studying a postgraduate course, I had one thing clear, the place I chose should be near the beach. I had lived all my life in Bogotá, Colombia, a city that lies amidst the Andean mountains, but since I was very young I would go […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes (Photo: https://saveourseas.com) On June 8th, the world gathers to celebrate World Oceans Day, an initiative aiming to raise awareness on the oceans’ role in our everyday life and to promote individual and collective action to protect and use marine resources sustainably. World Oceans Day also supports a global movement to call on world leaders to […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes After returning from a field trip to the Maldives with the MSc in Marine Systems and Policies, I look back to where I was one year ago (lawyer and litigator, spending endless hours in my desk reviewing evidence and preparing for court) and it feels almost like a dream. How did a lawyer end up […]

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