Ali Bayless is a cetacean biologist and outreach coordinator at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Her research has been focused on cetacean-fishery interactions in Hawaii. She earned a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at the University of California, San Diego and an M.S. in Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She loves to spend her free time in the ocean, surfing, sailing and diving.