I studied an undergraduate degree in marine biology, and this brought my attention to the importance of policy in managing the marine environment. This inspired me to pursue a master’s degree with more policy content, so I applied to the University of Edinburgh to do an MSc in Marine Systems and Policy. The tuition fees for this course are substantial at £14,700. So far, I have gained £5,500 through a loan from SAAS and saved £2,200 myself. This leaves me still needing £7,000 for tuition fees which I am hoping to gain through crowdfunding. After completing the master's degree, I will look for employment in marine policy so I can work to improve the management of the marine environment.