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Social Scientist, MArine conservation & adventurer

#oceanoptimism

 

‘Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea’

- Sylvia Earle

I'm a marine conservationist, graduating from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology with an MSc in Conservation Science. After working on a variety of terrestrial and marine wildlife projects, my heart lies in marine protection, solutions and human relationships with the ocean.

I’ve spent some time on and under the ocean; crewing vessels, conducting marine based surveys, working with marine communities and gaining ocean going qualifications such PADI diving, freediving and RYA crew - all to better understand the ocean enviroment and spend time where I enjoy. I have also been setting up multiple projects that focus on communities, tackle marine debris issues and bring people together.

I have been known to enjoy a challenge, and like to take part in various extreme weather expeditions including a solo coast to coast cycle through the windy Outer Hebrides and a Siberian motorcycle race becoming the first all-female team to take part and complete.

I have various projects coming up in both marine conservation solutions and exciting exploration plans - I’m always looking to collaborate so please do get in touch if you would like to talk oceans, marine debris and adventure!