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Sam Lipman has always possessed a vivid imagination and fervour for the written and spoken word. She can't remember choosing to be a writer, rather that every time she put pen to paper something magical happened.

As part of her work, Sam enjoys using her science and teaching experience to write educational articles for magazines and digital news platforms, including The Huffington PostOne Green PlanetThe Dodo and Sea Urchins Magazine. Sam also writes for British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the charity's sponsored campaign Orca Aware, which she founded in 2012 to raise awareness about orca conservation and welfare.

Sam has more recently started pursuing her passion for creative writing and is currently working on a number of projects, including her first novel. Sam is an avid writer of poetry and song, utilising her background in photography and the performing arts to produce videos, some of which are available to watch and enjoy on her YouTube channel.

Born and living in South East London, UK, Sam works for the ambulance service and in the field of dolphin rescue, welfare, conservation and education. She holds two BSc (Hons) degrees in Zoology from Durham University and Paramedic Science from Canterbury Christ Church University. Sam has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law at the University of Edinburgh. In her personal time, she enjoys reading books, teaching yoga and climbing rocks.

You can find out more about Sam's dolphin conservation work here & by following her dolphin conservation Twitter account @orcauk1.