Andy Estep is marine biologist with a background in marine geology, and a particular interest in comparing modern reefs with early Holocene analogs. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Oberlin College and a graduate certificate in GIS from Pennsylvania State University. He has been involved in fieldwork in South Florida, the US Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Western Australia, and now Barbuda. Prior to working with the Waitt Institute, Estep worked for the South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network conducting long-term marine monitoring and benthic mapping in South Florida and the US Virgin Islands. Completing over 1000 scientific dives, he has expertise in Caribbean benthic and fish identification, collecting underwater photo and video data, and data management. Estep is happiest in the field collecting data and collaborating with members of the communities in which he works. He has a passion for life outdoors and living simply and sustainably.