Coral Restoration Intern - 2019
Alex grew up in Wisconsin, USA and went on to complete her degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Although she was landlocked growing up she made traveling and SCUBA diving a priority whenever she had free time. Alex is a PADI SCUBA Instructor and lover of all benthic critters. She has had the pleasure to work for environmental non-profits and NGO’s as well as teach SCUBA all over the world including Madagascar, Fiji, Honduras, Saba, and beautiful Haiti!
Coral Restoration Intern 2018-2019
Tali had been intrigued with the underwater world from a young age, and in 2007 she qualified as a diver to explore the underwater world. Graduating with a BSc Marine Vertebrate Zoology (Hons) degree from Bangor University, she developed a passion to protect and conserve the underwater world. This led her to continue her studies and an MSc in Environmental Conservation, specializing in marine invasive non-native species. Her interest in exploring the world, along with experiencing the plethora of cultures and natural habitats around it lead her to join the AIEF team in Haiti.
Coral Research Intern - 2018
Jemima knew she wanted to be a Marine Biologist when she was 8 years old. Since then, she has always sought to help protect and conserve the world’s amazing marine life. While studying Marine Biology at Plymouth University in the UK, Jemima came to Haiti to assist with the project’s out-planting program and carry out her undergraduate research on coral transplants and their ecological roles.
Coral Restoration Intern - 2018
Having been scuba diving since she was 9 years old, Eleonore had always wanted to become a marine biologist. After volunteering in conservation projects around the world, she wanted to expand her marine conservation skillset into coral reef restoration. Joining AIEF helped further her dream to help to protect and preserve the ocean environment.
Coral Restoration Intern 2015-2016
After volunteering with the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation’s coral restoration program for several years, Alberto was selected to come to Haiti to help establish AIEF’s coral restoration project. He’s always lived by the coast, and loves the ocean almost as much as he loves bachata music!