Nina Luisa Santostasi is a Ph.D. student in joint supervision between Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (affiliated with Université de Montpellier, France). Since 2011 she has been collaborating with Dolphin Biology and Conservation, working on the conservation status assessment of dolphin populations. Her main professional interest is the application of quantitative methods (abundance estimation and demographic projection models) to inform the conservation of wildlife populations. During her Ph.D. she developed models to assess the demographic consequences of anthropogenic hybridization on two mammal populations: striped and common dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, and wolf and dog in Italy. In 2016 she was awarded a grant by Sapienza University of Rome, which allowed her to specialize at the Biostatistics and Population Biology Department at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive. In 2014 she collaborated with the Marine Mammal Behavioral Ecology Group at Texas A&M University, organizing their photo-identification catalog in a digital database. For her M.Sc. thesis she relied on individual photo-identification and capture-recapture models to obtain estimates of dolphin population abundance in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. In 2011 she was awarded a fellowship for studying abroad by Sapienza University of Rome, that allowed her to study Statistics and Conservation Biology at North Carolina State University.