Daniel Viana is currently a PhD student at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, advised by Steve Gaines. His broad interests are fisheries management, environmental tourism, and the design of marine protected areas (MPAs). His current research is focused on when and how MPAs can provide economic benefits to coastal communities, exploring the expected tourism and fisheries values from different MPA designs. He is well-prepared to tackle this ambitious research, having worked with the Brazilian Ministry of Fisheries, the Sustainable Fisheries Group at UCSB and as a fellow for RARE, a leading non-profit conservation organization. He has been engaged in multiple research projects in Brazil related to artisanal fisheries management, data-poor stock assessments, reproductive biology and marine ecology. Daniel received his BS in Fishing Engineering from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco in Brazil and his Master of Environmental Science and Management degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.