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Hey guys,

My name is Ben, and I’m from Sarasota, Florida. I am a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, studying Environmental Studies and Business. This Fall Semester, I am stepping away from college and fraternity life to explore Madagascar with you guys. Part of my experience will be doing research on sport fishing as a possible sustainable revenue source for the locals in Madagascar.

I played lacrosse in high school but spend the vast majority of my time fishing. I am a huge outdoorsman and have worked the past two summers as a first mate on a sportfishing boat targeting giant 150 pound tarpon.

Throughout my life I have traveled to much of Europe and North America, but never Africa, so I am excited to experience a completely different kind of culture. Looking forward to meeting all of you guys.


Ben Martin