Capt. Tuuli Messer-Bookman has worked as a ship? officer aboard commercial cargo ships, and has sailed over 300,000 sea miles as a merchant marine officer. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, she earned her law degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is currently a tenured full professor in the Marine Transportation Department of the California Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University System. She teaches all aspects of navigation and is the lead instructor for U.S. Coast Guard license exam preparation. A member of the California State Bar, Capt. Tuuli has worked as a maritime consultant and expert witness since 1995. She has written for various maritime publications and is the author of _The Master? Handbook on Ship? Business, 3rd ed._ and _Close Quarters: A Woman? Guide to Living and Working in Masculine Environments_ (both Schiffer).

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