Adele Colwell graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her time at the University, she worked in academic and corporate settings. Her passion for scientific application led her to the company Thryve (now Ombre) where she spearheaded the creation of critical data sets for the company and helped run the outreach and education blog. Her interest in environmental science and its applications grew when she worked in the Kapuscinski - Sarker lab group. Within the group, she was in charge of conducting literature reviews on alternative aquaculture feeds for the Aquafeed decision support tool and collaborated with team members to execute the program. Applying her corporate background and scientific knowledge, Adele became a member of a team awarded the Blackstone Launchpad Fellowship. This team created a novel funding mechanism utilizing insurance policies for coral reef restoration and coastal resilience. Adele came to the Bren School to study Corporate Environmental Management to utilize science-based solutions to allow corporations to reach their sustainability goals.