Clare Fieseler is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with a concentration in Environment. At Georgetown, Clare first began her interest in marine life while working as a research assistant for marine mammalogist Dr. Janet Mann. After a short stint in environmental lobbying, Clare worked for two years at the nexus of science and media in the Natural History Unit for the National Geographic Society. She currently resides at the Duke University Marine Lab where she is furiously writing her thesis work on MPA efficacy along the Belizean Barrier Reef, which is co-advised by Dr. Larry Crowder and Dr. John Bruno. Clare is particularly interested in policy and managerial strategies that respond to changing coastal environments.