25 Jun June 25, 2018 in Science OfficerBelizeclara.firstname.lastname@example.orgClara joined our Belize team as a Field Scientist Intern in June 2018 and became a Science Officer in January 2019. Her responsibilities now include science training of volunteers, supervising data collection during expedition and assisting in dive training to name a few. She was born and raised in the coastal town of Dangriga. During her final year at Ecumenical junior college she was given the opportunity to visit Calabash Caye research station, this sparked her interest in the marine sciences. To better aid in continued protection of her country’s marine environment she made the decision to purse a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of the West Indies on the island of Jamaica. While studying in Jamaica she was able to obtain her advance open water dive certification and enjoy the underwater world thriving below. The love for her country is not only limited to her dedication to learning how to protect its marine resources but also in sports; between the ages of 14 and 21 she has represented her country in the Central American games while playing volleyball. She hopes to add to the scientific information available in Belize on the status of Belize fish, the reef and other marine resources.