Kate Walshwho wanted to be a marine biologist in collegeswam with sea turtles in the U.S. Virgin Islands to spread the word about endangered marine life. The trip was in support of Oceana, an organization devoted to saving the world's oceans and protecting their threatened species. Spending time with the turtles, she explains, was "very humbling. They're such magical animals, and one of the reasons their existence is in jeopardy is because of commercial fishing and development. I'm hoping to share what I've learned on this trip so people can take much needed action."