My name is Milla Heckler and I am 17 from Los Angeles, California. Since I was younger I have made myself a part of the ocean through emerging myself within it. I have been a surfer, free diver, and swimmer all my life and hope to continue being one for a very long time. While I may be young, I have been on this planet long enough to know that the ocean is not only the center of my life, but the center of all our lives. The sea is connected to everything and that is why I am so passionate about keeping it healthy and thriving. I’m excited to be a High Seas Youth Ambassador and an advocate for the high seas treaty to ensure we have a healthy ocean for many more years to come.