Eesha Rangani is a PhD. student at the University of Southern California, where she focuses her research on microbial ecology in the ocean. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Eesha obtained a Master's degree in Marine Biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she studied deep-sea invertebrates. Eesha's interest in climate policy began when she attended COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh. Her interests lie broadly in Ocean Policy, BBNJ, Plastic Pollution, and Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She believes that there is a significant need for policy to account for the trade-offs of the green energy transition, such as the mining of valuable minerals required to build this system. In addition to this, Eesha is passionate about advocating for voices in the global south.