Cristina Robinson, a master’s student in Environmental Science and Management, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from California State University of Long Beach in 2017. During her undergraduate career, she did research in the reproductive biology laboratory studying pharmaceutical influences on topsmelt feminization, sparking her interest in human impacts on the environment. Cristina provided environmental science education and cleanup efforts for OC Coastkeeper and was a Tidepool Educator for Laguna Ocean Foundation where she educated the public on Marine Protected Areas and marine life. She is the founder of @PlasticMeNot, a website and social media presence dedicated to spreading awareness of marine debris, plastic alternatives, and zero-waste options. Cristina strives for ocean conservation through research, education, and pollution prevention advocacy. She is a community scientist for Aquarium of the Pacific's Southern California Sea Turtle Monitoring Project, a pen pal for Letters to a Pre-Scientist, and a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration affiliate for the Protected Resources Division focused on sea turtles and marine mammals. While specializing in Coastal Marine Resources Management and Pollution Prevention and Remediation, she aims to reduce whale entanglements off the West Coast and create better pollution prevention approaches through more effective source reduction systems.