Patricia Lin: Environmental Lawyer Finds Joy in Scuba Diving
Professionally, Patricia Lin is an environmental lawyer for the Chevron Corporation who is also very involved in local Asian bar association activities. However, in her personal life, Lin is a devoted scuba diver who spends as much time as possible beneath the ocean’s waves exploring and photographing all manner of marine life from manta rays and whale sharks to coral.
In a profile in The Houston Lawyer, Lin says she loves both the peace and tranquility of diving, as well as the challenges posed by the sport in terms of negotiating the ocean's currents, waves, surges, and fluctuating temperature and visibility. Lin should know: she has dived in many of the world's most exotic locales, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Tuamotu Atolls in French Polynesia, and the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand.
Her ongoing training has enable her to obtain certification as a PADI Master Scuba Diver with additional certifications in night diving, underwater navigation, and rescue diving.
Kudos to Lin for finding time to balance her professional responsibilities with a personal passion.