Growing up in the rock pools and on the beaches of the unpredictable South West of Cornwall, immersing myself in ocean life, I have experienced first hand how our oceans and the marine environment can change so rapidly. Pursuing my love for the environment, studying a degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology at the University of Exeter has made me aware of the challenges and difficulties we face in conserving our planet, deepening my drive to protect it.
From Cornwall to the Maldives, having volunteered and worked on various research projects I have witnessed how just a single straw can end a life, or how microplastic and pollutants can accumulate within marine species. The collapse of marine ecosystems as a result of human activity is fast becoming a global problem.
As an aspiring conservation biologist and environmental activist, my role as a Surfers Against Sewage Rep will see me further my own passion in the protection of the environment whilst more importantly engaging and connecting with the community to alter perceptions and raise awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans, for they are the lifeblood supporting our planet.