I am a freelance writer and scuba instructor with a Master’s degree in marine biology and a Bachelor's in environmental studies and international affairs from Northeastern University. I have traveled the world to study marine conservation, international policy and environmental sustainability. My love of learning is what drives me. The intersection of ecology, sustainability and food systems is what excites me. I am interested in alternative food systems and evolving technologies in the face of ever-increasing global environmental pressures.You can follow me on twitter @AriellaSimke or reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for story ideas or questions.