Essie is a part-time professional mermaid and underwater photographer from Seattle, Washington. As a certified apena freediver, she can hold her breath for over five minutes and reach depths of 90 feet on a single breath of air. She uses this skill set to wow audiences for performances all over the world. Although Essie loves to entertain people with her mermaiding skills, sees herself first and foremost as an advocate for conservation. She recently received her masters degree in environmental policy, and now works diligently to create a more just and sustainable world.