Anesti Vega, the Director of Operations for USX and Expedition Lead for ocean research initiatives. Anesti is a U.S. Army combat veteran, serving with the 101st Airborne Division and 7th Special Forces Group. He also serves as a PADI SCUBA Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, has consulted with numerous nonprofit environmental groups in research initiatives and digital media and outreach strategies, and is pursuing his PhD in marine ecology.