Ivana-Maria Carrioni-Burnett has served for over 11 years as an Officer in the Royal Navy, where she held a range of roles in hydrographics, and navigation, before becoming an instructor at HMS Collingwood, the largest naval training establishment in Europe. During her service, she has seen first-hand the lack of human rights protections at sea, and it is this that has inspired her to work with Human Rights at Sea. Ivana now works as a Marine Pilot on the River Thames with the Port of London Authority. She is a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a member of Maritime UK. She is also a leading advocate for female representation in the maritime space and is a member of WISTA as well as a participant in the 'Lean In' working group for women on the Thames: Women on the Water.