The chemistry professor-turned superyacht captain on pursuing her passion for the water. By Dominique Afacan
“I grew up in the middle of America in Indiana on a small farm, surrounded by cows and pigs and corn and wheat, so just about the furthest from yachting you can get! I got my bachelor’s degree there and then headed to North Carolina to get my master’s degree in chemistry. There, I found the ocean and the sun and really big boats.