Abilene holds a Master’s of Science in Marine Ecology with a focus on Conservation. Her first interaction with sea turtles was in 2007, with a leatherback turtle, this being the first species of sea turtle she had ever seen. Since then, her professional focus upon graduation has been dedicated to these magnificent species. Since 2015, she has served as Project Director at ASUPMATOMA A.C., promoting conservation programs, scientific research, and environmental education on sea turtles in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. Through this Network, we feel like a turtle family, we keep each other updated, exchange opinions, and help in carrying out actions that contribute to the recovery of the leatherback turtle in the EPO.