Environmental Scientist & Research Intern
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
I was born and raised in Bermuda, surrounded by people who lived, laughed and breathed the ocean. I took it as a given that all communities lived interconnected with an environment that was healthy, rejuvenating, inviting and accessible. When I moved to California, USA to study environmental science, I found that many communities are decidedly disconnected from the environments that encompass them. I learned that even in Bermuda, steeped as we are in maritime knowledge, there are communities which are isolated from the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of our ocean. I am inspired through my ongoing research and education work to bring the community into environmental science through mentorship in the sciences, community outreach and leading professional development workshops to create inclusive learning spaces. Presently, I am focusing on my personal environmental writing projects with the hopes of pursuing leadership opportunities in environmental and outdoor education in the coming year.