Imagine a 13-year old kid riding the bus with his Scuba gear. That was Steve Haddock, who grew up in Southern California. Exploring tidepools, the beach, and the ocean was Steve's favorite thing. Bored with Engineering college Steve delved into biology classes which was a 'winning combination' for researching the deep sea. Steve’s advisors, who studied bioluminescence and the deep sea, opened the door for him to follow his passion as a marine scientist. The light Steve sheds on bioluminescence of the deep sea is impressive, indeed.