I am the administrator of the Bertarelli Foundation's Marine Science Programme, an interdisciplinary science and conservation programme focused on the Indian Ocean region. This programme is comprised of eight projects each exploring a challenge related to conserving ecosystems or organisms. The Marine Science Programme is an endorsed action of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. As administrator, my job is to support the programme through logistical, financial, communications, and other administrative work. My previous research experience focused on coral reef restoration and the principles of environmental sustainability.