I am a Sri Lankan marine biologist, ocean educator and pioneer of blue whale research within the Northern Indian Ocean. My journey started when I was just six years old and I have never looked back. Of course, I have encountered many challenges along the way, but I never gave upon my dreams and over time, I have learnt how to turn negatives into positives and how to make them work for me rather than against me. If I had to live my life over, I wouldn’t change a thing.