An advertising director in Miami left her job to save endangered animals after watching a documentary on dolphin k.illi.ngs.
Daniela Moreno, 32, has worked for a top US cable channel for seven years. She recently moved to Japan in 2014 after watching the hit film “The Cove.”
Daniela became more passionate about helping animals and found a new job by becoming executive assistant to well-respected environmentalist Rick O’Barry at The Dolphin Project.
Earlier this year, she flew to India, where she volunteered with Wildlife SOS to protect elephants, leopards, reptiles, bears, and other wild animals.
Then she worked in African lion conservation in Zimbabwe.
Daniela, originally from Santa Barbara, said: ‘I feel I gave up part of that world because it wasn’t for me anymore.’
“Even if they offered me a counter-offer or a promotion, it wouldn’t have mattered,”
“When I finally quit my job, I realized that my life had to continue somewhere and someplace else.”
I’m not really sure about where my adventurous side came from.
My parents always worry that my trips and adventures are dangerous, so not from them.”
“I think we should always live our lives as if it was our last day on Earth.”
While on vacation, Daniela is studying at The American University of Paris as an MBA student.
She stated: “I typically fund my traveling by saving up,”
“I worked very hard for so many years and saved a lot of money, and for me, the best way to spend money is by traveling, exploring, and helping others.”
The animal activist shares her adventures online @imdanimoreno and hopes to turn it into a full-time business.
She said, “I decided to document my work as an activist.”
I recently got approached by a few brands who like my message, content, and pictures.
“That’s when it all changed for me.
“I feel happy and excited. I can finally say that I’m an animal and environmental activist.”
“I know this will become the job I always dreamed of having.
“Travelling while creating awareness, helping the voiceless, and having the support of amazing brands by sponsoring me.”