About Rita Messing, Expert Marine Guide and Photographer
Rita hails from Michigan, where she grew up swimming and boating in the Great Lakes. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Vision Science from Ferris State University, before earning her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry.
One of her passions lies in the work she does in remote parts of the world, providing eye care and glasses to those who do not have access. She has travelled extensively, including Nepal, where she and her team provided care to thousands shortly after the 2015 earthquake.