BEHIND THE CAMERA

Yasmeen Smalley-Norman is an underwater photographer, 3D modeler and science communicator whose passion is documenting the endangered wonders of our underwater worlds.

Yasmeen graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013 with a BFA in Photojournalism, a BS in Biomedical Photographic Communications and two minors in Environmental Science and Journalism. She conducted research in the Philippines as a 2016-2017 Fulbright scholar. Her research involved 3D modeling endangered and vulnerable coral species, and she created an online coral database and co-wrote a coral field guide to help local stakeholders more easily recognize threatened coral species.

Yasmeen currently works as the Communications Manager for the Coral Reef Alliance (www.coral.org).