Cheryl Butner has an M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where her main focus was on Marine Conservation and Ecotourism in California and northwestern Mexico. She has also lived abroad in Spain, Guatemala, and Mexico. Cheryl has worked on several bilingual conservation projects on both sides of the border, including outreach and education to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise, from extinction.
The Monterey Bay and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico are her favorite places on Earth and she loves to teach people about these areas so they can truly appreciate their uniqueness and the importance of protecting them for future generations.