Abigail Rome is a lifelong environmentalist who has worked on local, national and international issues and challenges. As a conservation practitioner, she worked in terrestrial and marine natural areas as a researcher, site manager, ecotourism consultant, educator and writer. She has a master’s degree in plant ecology, and spent many years working with environmental NGOs in the eastern U.S. and Latin America, where she lived for five years. She started a small ecotourism company, organizing and leading tours around the world and consulting to advance policies and practices of sustainable tourism. Most recently, she has been working with the funding community to address climate change, with a special focus on fighting the overabundance of plastic which harms our oceans, our lands, and our bodies. She spends her summers at her favorite place on earth: a small island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maine.