I grew up in the West Midlands but my favourite time of the year has always been coming on holiday to Cornwall and being by the sea. My love for the sea and outrage at the destruction of the natural world led me to study Conservation Biology and Ecology at The University of Exeter’s Penryn campus.
I’ve been lucky enough to work for a number of conservation charities, including Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Fundació MONA, and the Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT), helping to inspire and empower people to become a part of the solution. I’ve also been able to gain valuable events management experience working with the University of Exeter, the University of Birmingham, and the Cornwall Marine Network.
After travelling around a fair bit, I decided that the best place to settle is back in beautiful Cornwall to be surrounded by the sea all year round. In September 2021 I became a regional rep, assisting with the amazing Million Mile Clean. It was so inspiring to join a group of other like-minded, passionate ocean activists working together to protect our oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. I’m extremely excited to now be working with Surfers Against Sewage as a Community and Events Administrator.
I love being in the water, swimming, snorkelling or bodyboarding whenever I can, and plan to keep improving my surfing!