Mo first became involved with Operation Wallacea as an undergraduate dissertation student in 2003 when she was studying for a BSc in Environmental Science at Lancaster University. She joined the Indonesia expedition for 8 weeks and visited both the forest and marine research site. This was the start of her love for Indonesia as a country, where she has subsequently married and put down some roots. After finishing university, Mo traveled quite a lot and worked with Operation Wallacea again in a number of roles, such as supervising social science projects from the Hoga Marine research base, and joining the teams in the UK and USA to assist with recruiting new volunteers for the projects. Mo took a break from Opwall for a couple of years to manage a dive resort in Indonesia, before returning to the Opwall family to begin the SE Asia and Australia office in 2012, which she runs from her home in SE Sulawesi in Indonesia. During the expedition season, Mo and her husband, Imin, manage the South Buton Marine Research base, and the rest of the year they are focused on recruiting new volunteers for Opwall and running their own dive centre.