Apryl Boyle is a Los Angeles native whose goal is to have everyone be as comfortable in the ocean as she is. Growing up as the multicultural stepchild, the ocean is the only place that has ever felt like home to her. She received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Chemistry and Marine Science from the University of Tampa and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina focused in Biometry. She continues her data-focused studies at coding academies and programs from General Assembly, Codesmith, She Loves Data, and others. Apryl has worked with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NGOs like Sea Shepherd, and in public policy. She holds certifications in surf coaching and judging and spends as much time in the lineup as possible, alone and teaching. Her current research focuses on shark conservation and the intersection of sharks, surfing, climate change, and local populations.