Naomi is a PhD candidate at James Cook University Singapore, where she studies the biology and ecology of small, forgotten sharks and stingrays caught in fisheries around Southeast Asia. She works toward improving the lives of fish, both in terms of conservation and their welfare. Naomi also has experience working on how territorial disputes and political tensions in the South China Sea influence fisheries and marine conservation. Above all, Naomi is an advocate for a more compassionate world where animals are recognised as individuals, and exploitation and speciesism ends.