Career Highlights

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Queen Conch
Hatchery & Nursery Manager

Puerto Rico
  • Managed the daily operations of a one-of-a-kind partnership aquaculture facility.

  • Reared hundreds of endangered Queen Conch for release back into the ocean.

  • Helped develop the eCourse program that is teaching Caribbean nations how to build and operate their own labs to achieve regional restoration of the species.

  • Trained fishers and other community members (in English/Spanish) to join the team.

  • Gave hatchery tours to local officials, reporters, and international organizations such as the Bahamas National Trust.

  • Gave outreach presentations at the University of Humacao Puerto Rico.

Surfrider Foundation
Volunteer

Florida Keys, FL:
  • Assisted with getting 2 out of the 2 OFRs in the Keys certified as Ocean Friendly

  • Led and organized 1 of the 27 U.S. cleanups for World Oceans Day. Collectively removed 300lbs of pollution (contributing to the nation-wide total of 3.5 tons.)

  • Strategized to make the beach cleanup Zero Waste and extra epic by mobilizing the community in creative ways (see bullet points & photos on this page:)

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Coral Restoration Foundation
Intern

Florida Keys
  • Carried out regular maintenance of the world’s largest Coral Tree Nursery and outplanted critically endangered species of corals back onto the Florida Reef Tract.

  • Designed all collaterals for a Straw Free Keys campaign, including a 10 page guidebook.

  • Built large scale plastic marine debris sculpture to engage visitors at the Exploration Center.

  • Assisted in growing CRF’s social media audience to 41,500, and led 50+ community outreach events engaging with 8,325 people.

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Journalist
The Keys Weekly

Key Largo resort
launches sustainable food tours:

"Inspired by the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model, which traditionally connects small-scale farmers with consumers of local produce, a membership with Dock to Dish connects seafood buyers directly to their local fishery in a supply-driven format. This new membership model, which Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton, is excited to now be apart of, provides individuals, families, and restaurants with hyper local and sustainable options straight from the sea."

Click here for full  article

 

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ARTivist
Outdoor  Retailer & KEENfest

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Asian Diver
Writer

Art for Awareness: 
The 'Plastic arts' helping us combat
the plastic problem

"There is no question that art is a powerful tool of expression during times of environmental and social injustice, which are
often related.


Today, visual artists of various mediums are pushing boundaries, joining forces with conservation organizations, and leveraging social media, to raise awareness about plastic pollution and its toll on the ocean. Many are even calling themselves "artivists" (artists+activists) as their pieces aim to achieve large-scale, societal awareness and change.
 

This increase in ocean art has helped galvanize people around the world to curb their plastic consumption and demand changes in their communities."

Click here for full  article

The Big Blue Book

Asian Diver Magazine Issue, 1 Vol. 152

 

Cape Eleuthera Institute
Communications Intern

Craftwoman
Trové by Victoria

  • Conservation art made with honorably  harvested materials, respecting indigenous knowledge and conservation science.
     

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ARTivist
ArtSea Festival

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Surfrider Foundation
Volunteer

Bellingham, WA:
  • Collected and processed water samples at Cornwall Beach - a former landfill site.

  • Inputted Cornwall Beach data into BWTF spreadsheet/database.

  • Spoke with elected officials at Coastal Recreation Hill Day to advocate for the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act.