Natalya Gallo is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Bergen. She is also an affiliate of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the SDG Bergen Initiative. Her research focuses on how deep sea ecosystems may be impacted by climate change. She is also passionate about the science-policy interface and how the ocean is considered within international climate policy. She has participated in 7 UNFCCC meetings to better understand this process and raise awareness of the ocean within the climate negotiations.