Virginia is a NAUI instructor, underwater photographer, and conservationist who studied art and photography at Pratt Institute, New York. She received her MFA as a photographer and fine artist from Pratt and later a doctorate in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, CA. Her lifelong passion for photography and the marine environment led to her pursuit of diving exploration and photography throughout the world. Virginia’s images have been published by several NGOs to foster environmental conservation. When not in the ocean or traveling, Virginia is an investment advisor and President of Virginia Bria & Associates in Marin County, Northern CA.