Coral Reef Restoration Biologist

Inspired by the ocean’s biodiversity from an early age, Sean developed a strong passion for marine conservation. This led Sean to achieve a first class BSc and MSc in Marine Biology and Conservation Biology in the U.K. for award-winning research in coral reef biology. Sean joined AIEF in Haiti in 2016 to assist in the expansion of coral restoration practices, and develop community engagement with locals.



Coral Restoration Project Coordinator

A Boston native, Jeremy moved to Florida to study marine biology and fell in love with SCUBA diving, using it as a tool for conservation. After specifying his studies in coral restoration, he came to Haiti in 2015 to help establish AIEF’s budding coral restoration project

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Gens Saintilaire

Local Captain

Gens has been a great aid to our work in coral reef restoration project. He originally joined AIEF as a boat captain and general assistant. Since then, Gens has received his scuba certification in order to lend his valuable knowledge and work closely with AIEF’s research team. As a key representative in the Labadee fishing community, Gens has become a valuable link in the development of AIEF's community engagement.


Patrick Michel

Local Coral Restoration Assistant

Patrick has been fascinated by the ocean ever since he was young. Growing up in the local fishing village of Camp Louise, he learned to swim and fish from an early age. Now, as a certified scuba diver, Patrick has become a new member of AIEF’s field research team as a Coral Restoration Assistant, helping to protect Haiti’s local coral reefs for the future.