Nesha Ichida is a marine conservation scientist working as a program manager for an Indonesian NGO called Thrive Conservation. Ichida has been primarily focused on shark and ray research and conservation, marine protected area management, and community-based conservation initiative in eastern Indonesia. She is running both a community-based marine conservation project at Rote Island and ReShark’s StAR Project, an ambitious initiative to repopulate Raja Ampat with zebra sharks through conservation translocation, involving more than 75 multinational partners.