Meet the waterwomen behind the MARINE madness
Mads | @mads_ocean
Mads is a 23 year old tropical marine biologist, divemaster and founder of non-profit science communication initiative, The Marine Diaries. Though she is a UK-native, Mads has spent the last few years bouncing around the coral reefs of Indonesia. As a shark advocate and generally vocal personal about all things ocean, you’ll probably hear her voice on a podcast somewhere.
Michaela | @michaela4341
Michaela is a 22 year old marine biologist from Australia and is currently based on the Sunshine Coast. Having finished her BSc in Marine Biology in 2018, Michaela then worked as a Divemaster and Marine Educator on a liveaboard vessel in Cairns for some months before securing a position as an Aquaculture/Hatchery Technician on a crayfish farm. She in interested in the way Aquaculture can provide a more sustainable product to consumers and reduce pressures on fisheries. Being somewhat of an ocean fanatic, she enjoys every aspect of Marine Biology, being drawn to the fact that every organism has a role to play, whether great or small.
Madyson | @madyloveswhales
Madyson is from Florida, USA and has her BS in Marine Biology. Her love for the ocean started when she saw a whale breach for the first time. In the past she has volunteered her time to the Audubon Society working with local shorebirds and spent time in Indonesia as a Research Assistant working on several different projects ranging from coral temperature tolerance to observing coral boomies! As a lab technician, Madyson is worked on a project investigating microplastic ingestion by zooplankton in the Great Lakes. She currently works out of Mississippi working on the Coastal Marsh Bird Project and is excited to be part of the GOS team!
stephanie | @marinememoirs
Stephanie has been passionate about the natural environment for as long as she can remember. Since receiving her B.Sc in Marine Biology, she has dedicated the life to gaining a better understanding of the underwater world. She has worked across the Caribbean, is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and loves introducing people to the marine realm. Beyond the ocean she’ll get involved in anything that involves, conservation, baking, or karaoke.
DANA | @susdanable
Dana is a PADI Divemaster and trained scientific diver, who plans to continue to use her interdisciplinary expertise in order to monitor local resources and introduce many newcomers to the underwater World. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Siena College in Environmental Studies in 2014, and a year later obtained her Master's of Professional Science from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is now the Outreach Coordinator for a non-profit called Miami Waterkeeper, where focuses on citizen science and engaging the general public and local stakeholders with issues that threaten the waters of South Florida.
Farrah is from the murky waters of Long Island, right outside of NYC. After being asked to assist in an emergency sea turtle nest relocation mission as a girl, she decided to pursue a full career in the ocean sciences. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Siena College and a master’s in Marine Conservation and Policy from Stony Brook University. She enjoys being in the field as well as using her written skills to communicate science to a broader audience. Farrah loves all the critters of the sea and is excited to share that passion with those who come her way.
Rosie | @rosie_poirier
Rosie is an ocean lover who is passionate about the conservation and protection of the oceans. She is an underwater photographer, scuba instructor and is currently studying Marine Science on Vancouver island in Canada. Post-graduation she plans to work in the field of developing marine protected areas an implementing the supporting programs to sustain them. She has worked extensively in the field of conservation, from coral nursery programs, to working in marine protected areas, to collecting data for the protection of the Southern Resident Killer whales. She is very excited to join the Girls in Ocean Science community as an editor and provide inspiring content and opportunities to girls around the world!