I enrolled in every class available that enabled me to spend time at Prescott College’s field station, the Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies, in Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico. The rest of my Prescott College career was spent plying the waters of the Gulf of California learning everything I could about the Gulf, one of the most productive bodies of waters in the world. Under every rock, hundreds of creatures blazed red, green, purple. With a mask and snorkel, thousands of fish swirled into my curiosity. For the first time in my life, I saw whales and dolphins in the wild, a pelican soaring at dawn over a glassy plane, and the elegance of the Storm-petrel plucking copepods from the surface of the water.