I am from Lyon, France and I arrived in the U.S. in 2014. The overarching goal of my academic, research, and career pursuits is to better understand anthropogenic impact on marine environments and their mitigation. My current doctoral work roots in the determination of the success or failure of marine spatial management and the effectiveness of property rights for fisheries management. As a rising third year PhD student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, I am now familiar with both campuses, VIMS and W&M. I wish to improve the experience for current and future international students, help them to resolve issues and address concerns that arise within the university setting. I am also planning to improve the incorporation of VIMS students within the whole William and Mary community. It is a great pleasure to share my experience with students and contribute to the ISAB mission.