About the Authors
Sabena Siddiqui has dedicated her career toward identifying avenues to bring together the scientific, conservation, and enthusiast communities in protecting cetaceans. She is both experienced in cetacean research as well as non-profit management. She has served as the student chair and as a national board director of the American Cetacean Society for 7 years. Her efforts on the ACS board include serving as the IWC representative for ACS and leading the organization's efforts to broaden the scope of cetacean conservation and science outreach beyond the typical ethnic and socioeconomic groups. As ACS student chair, she helps mentor and guide student leaders with their ACS campus groups.
Sabena is also currently conducting humpback whale behavior and bioacoustics research for her master's degree at the University of Hawaii. Throughout her career she has contributed to various research projects including manatee cognition research at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL, The Dolphin Communication Project in The Bahamas; The Red Sea Dolphin Project in Egypt; and humpback whale acoustics with the NOAA-NEFSC in Woods Hole, MA.