It’s a Monday in November when the environment and conservation photographer meets her mentees – the five women selected to participate in the first session of She’s Your Mentor. The meeting is digital, not so much because of social distancing and safety protocols, but mainly because the participants live in Argentina, Chile, the USA and Germany. There’s Marianela, a marine biologist who is breaking her family tradition of a life in farming, and Adrienne, who is homeschooling her children due to school closures. She wants to work on the side as a photographer. María Jesús is on the call and wants to explain climate change in Spanish but still isn’t sure where and how to reach the most people. Marina is an engineer, currently on maternity leave, who wants to make fossil technologies more environmentally friendly. Sofia worked with inhabitants of Argentinian national parks in an organization that will soon release jaguars back into the wild. Leading the conversation, there is Cristina Mittermeier, who lives on Vancouver Island in western Canada. She joins today’s meeting from a trailer at a harbour on the east coast of the USA, from where she is about to set sail southwards to the Bahamas on a catamaran.