About Anindita Rustandi

I have loved the oceans ever since I was a little girl, and always watched underwater documentaries on TV. I followed my dream and I am now a student at the Faculty of Fishery and Marine Science at Padjadjaran University. As an archipelago, many people in Indonesia depend on a healthy ocean yet few understand the importance of protecting it. I know my generation has a great challenge ahead and I am excited to be selected for a Guy’s Trust MantaWatch Award to help me prepare for this challenge, to contribute to improving manta ray research in Indonesia, and to fulfill my dream of diving with a manta ray in its natural habitat.