Luis Felaco is a multifaceted person: he studied biology in Venezuela, and graduated as a biologist and a dive instructor in the same year. During his bachelor’s degree he was involved in university politics in the most important university of his country. He left Venezuela to pursue his master’s degree in marine aquaculture in the Canary Islands where he started working in integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) while also doing specializations in island sustainability and environmental impacts.
He moved to Yucatan, Mexico to get his PhD in marine resources; specializing in sustainable sea cucumber, seaweed, and fish aquaculture. This skillset put him on his new path of a consultancy business, working with marine aquaculture startups in different countries like Panama, Belize, and Mexico. Luis cleans underwater environments and does cave diving in his spare time.
Luis is interested in Seasteading because of the multiple opportunities it offers for sustainable food production, diving tourism and, being an immigrant, the political aspects of ensuring more freedom for everyone.