Hi! I am a former dolphin trainer at the Miami Seaquarium. I worked there when I was in my twenties and now I am much older and wiser (late 50's) and I learned HOW the animals are stolen from their ocean home and their families. My heart broke when I saw the real footage of the animals being captured. Once I got educated as to how these animals are taken captive I decided I wanted to help protect them. I started a Marine & Wildlife Club where I teach high school and I am teaching the kids about what goes on in places like Japan. I got the idea about starting the club from the Dolphin Project team of people and I am so happy to be making a difference by teaching our youth about NOT buying a ticket to the animal shows, what is taking place in Taiji, and more! Lots more! I look forward to this virtual race and I hope to raise funds and awareness at the same time. I love these animals with all my heart!