Dr. Diva Amon is a deep-sea ecologist with a special interest in chemosynthetic habitats and anthropogenic impacts in the deep sea. In 2013, she completed her PhD jointly at the University of Southampton and the Natural History Museum in London, UK. Since then, she has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Currently, she is focused on understanding what megafauna inhabit the largely unknown deep sea of Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean, in advance of the mining of this region for polymetallic nodules. Her PhD research focused on the ecology of chemosynthetic environments such as hydrothermal vents, wood falls, and whale falls. She has worked extensively at hydrothermal vents in the Cayman Trench in the Caribbean and the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean. Having been born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, she is comfortable working in the tropics and so is looking forward to the time in Tahiti.