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Melissa
Márquez

PhD student | Freelancer

Perth, Australia

Melissa
Márquez

PhD student | Freelancer

Perth, Australia

melissapd12@yahoo.com


How do you define success?

I personally define “success” as living up to my true power - the purposes I am passionate about - and having a positive impact on the lives of people who follow my social media platforms. I want them to think about topics in ways they haven’t thought of before, to learn something new about our planet (especially sharks), and have fun doing it!

Tell us about a professional goal you have made strides towards this year.

I want to become a professional speaker, workshop host, and TV presenter. That means revamping my website to make it easier to book me, showcasing my skills and expertise via classes I host, and saying “yes!” to TV opportunities.

What is the most exciting part of your job?

Discovering new insights about sharks and their world!

What is the best part about working in your industry?

I love constantly learning something new and being a perpetual student.

What makes you feel most fulfilled?

When someone walks away from me seeing sharks in a different way or learning something new about our awesome planet.


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About

Known as the “Mother of Sharks,” I’m a Latina marine biologist who has a lot of labels: science communicator, conservationist, author, educator, podcaster, television presenter. You might have seen me on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, heard my TEDx talk or read my Scholastic books!

University/College Attended

Curtin University


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