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Ocean Wise Alum – 2021 Ocean Bridge Cohort

A bit about me: 

My very first memories of the ocean are taking family trips to a beach called Canoa in Ecuador. It is a really special place for me and I got to enjoy all of the beauty coastal and ocean ecosystems got to offer. This is also were I was first exposed to the large amounts of wastes that end up in the oceans and get washed onto our shores.

I have been super interested in trying to minimize my waste at home, in particular that of plastic and single use waste and I am excited to learn from others what steps they have taken.

I am very excited and grateful to be a part of Ocean Bridge and meet a bunch of people that care about the ocean and conservation. I am also very excited to learn and gain more awareness about the issues facing the ocean ecosystem and what steps we can take to help.

What gets me up in the morning: 

A little bit of everything! Currently, my plants (I am trying my best to get a green thumb!) and I am working on starting a tiny veggie garden on my balcony (not sure if it is going well yet)! I also enjoy singing and I am part of a choir (currently taking place virtually) :). And I also really enjoy spending time in the outdoors (snowshoeing, hiking around Vancouver, etc.)

Tell us something random about yourself:

My favourite marine animal is… how can you pick? There are so many amazing animals out there. But I think if I had to pick right now, I would say whale shark. They are so majestic and it is at the top of my list to see while scuba diving.

Oh… and also,  I really like rocks!

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