Marja G. Diaz works at National Geographic in scripted series and documentary films in Los Angeles, California. She is a Stanford University graduate, class of 2016, with a degree in Human Biology: Behavioral Neuropsychology and an Italian minor. Marja grew up along the beaches of Southern California and prior to National Geographic was a RAY Marine Conservation fellow and Digital Coordinator at Ocean Conservancy. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish, and proficient in Italian. Her passion for travel, culture and language has led her to every continent but Antarctica (it’s on the list!), and inspired her love for photography. When not working, traveling, photographing, or determining the ways in which human behavior can shape conservation efforts, she can be found indulging in her fourth favorite past-time – bad comedies. Ultimately, she hopes to combine her passion for film, photography and science to spread awareness and inspire change for our planet and its wildlife.