Updated: Apr 29
Happy Hump Day folks! Every day I'm thankful for the amazing women on whose shoulders I stand that have helped pave the way for women like me to bring my voice to the world of ocean conservation! As an event speaker, I am rewarded and or compensated for blessing others with my knowledge.
If you're interested in hearing what I have to say, tune in to my next talk coming up on May 5th. at 6pm EST for Seaworthy Collective's #ExpertPanel on Ideas for Sea Change: Empowering Coastal Communities!
From Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to the United States, coastal communities face similar challenges across the world by understanding nearby waters and engaging the public in ocean science we can create systemic solutions.
⠀ 5/05/21 at 6pm EST⠀ Zoom info will be emailed to registered attendees⠀ ---⠀
If you are new to my website, nice to e-meet you, and welcome! I was born and bred on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, and I'm also the mother of 8-year-old boy, Ezra Allen. I do event talks and public speaking on topics that include diversity and equity, ocean justice, small-scale fisheries, self-care and resilience, and our blue economy. My work as an events speaker has taken me to academic institutions, global youth advocacy networks, local community groups, and more. It's also one of the ways I afford to be a single mom working in this field.
Sometimes, I share my own personal experiences with ocean conservation, and the wealth inequality, power, and privilege that I’ve observed while being in this field. This is a story of struggle and resilience for many people like me, from marginalized communities either aspiring to, or currently working in this field. We still have lots of work to do around building ocean justice and a new blue economy that is based on a more equitable system of labour and access to resources.
As I continue to play my part, I'm being more intentional, active and always authentic in this space. You can catch up with some of my work here:
● World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)-United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) ( World Ocean Day 2020)
POP Ocean Summit ( World Ocean Dat 2020)
● Curating and Hosting AQUA Caribbean Blue Economy Conference (Nov 2020)
● Middlebury Institute of International Studies - Equitable Blue Economy (Nov 2020)
● MIT Open Ocean Lecture Series - Equitable Blue Economy (Nov 2020)
● Ocean Heroes Caribbean Bootcamp - Ocean Connection ( Dec 2020)
● Scripps School of Oceanography - Sustainable Seafood Salty Cinema (Jan 2021)
● Sir Arthur Lewis College, St. Lucia - Blue Economy ( Jan 2021)
● Caribbean Girls Hackathon 2021- Climate Action & Ocean Solutions ( Feb 2021)
Here's also an interesting panel I did in 2020 around weaving AI into decision-making in the Caribbean.
The focus of my work right now is on promoting the use of digital ocean technologies and innovative data analysis methods to support the application of an ecosystem approach to fisheries and a more inclusive blue economy.
I'll share more about that in another post. In the meantime, you can book me for your next event here, I'm excited to work with you!
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