Renee is a Southern California native who started scuba diving in 2004 and is now known throughout the world for her award-winning split-level and wide-angle images. Her work is an intriguing combination of artistic talent honed through oil painting during her youth and a professional background in biology. In just the past five years, her pictures have been awarded over forty prestigious international accolades including “USA Photographer of the Year” from the 2019 World Shootout, the “David Doubilet Award of Excellence” in the Portfolio category from the 2020 Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year, and the 2020 DAN Europe Card Award. Likewise, her work has appeared throughout the world in numerous print and online dive publications. Renee’s passion for underwater photography and appreciation of marine animals complements her love of travel and adventure. When she is not in the water with her camera, Renee teaches biology and educates her students about the challenges facing our oceans and the importance of conserving marine ecosystems.