26 Mar March 26, 2021 in Science Officer & Open Water Scuba InstructorBelizealexander@blueventures.orgAlexander Navarro currently lives in the Valley of Peace Village, Cayo; he grew up assisting his family in the farm from a young age. After graduating from high school, he decided to pursue his associate’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Belize. During his studies, he enjoyed being a marine volunteer at the University of Belize Environmental Research Institute (UB ERI) and enjoyed being part of several fieldwork at the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (TAMR). Later, he was then offered a position at UB ERI as the Marine Field Technician and was trained for several diving certifications and it opened a new interest to explore the underwater realm. After many years surveying the marine life and several recreational diving, he then decided to advance in his dive profession to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor. In addition, He has become very knowledgeable of several scientific methodologies used to monitor marine ecosystem health, climate change, commercially important species and contributed towards coral restoration initiatives. Apart from surveying the marine life, he has developed a passion for capturing important moments in life, as well as various skills in both photography and videography. During his free time, he stays active by visiting the national parks in Belize. He enjoys hiking, bird watching and swimming in the pools of the waterfalls from these protected areas. Overall, he is very friendly, outgoing and readying for new challenges. He is also excited to be part of the work that Blue Ventures does for the community, for the marine life and rooting for conservation.