Pol Carbó Mestre graduated from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Marine Science. During his undergraduate career, Pol conducted his dissertation in oceanography at the Polytechnical Institute of Mexico. Upon graduation, he worked as a research assistant in the Spanish Bank of Algae, which led to a research stay in algae biodiversity at the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute. In 2018 he received training in professional diving, allowing him to work in field research for the following years. Since then, he has participated in several marine environmental monitoring and management projects, working for the Canary Islands and the Spanish Government. All these experiences pushed him to develop a great interest in subjects related to the Ocean-Human interface. By joining the Bren School, he is studying the socioeconomic aspects of management and the environmental data analysis tools needed to balance ocean resources use and conservation.