Growing up between Sydney’s beaches and the Fijian islands has given me a deep appreciation for our planet’s blue heart. I have devoured the beauty, the fragility, and the pureness that comes from our oceans. Over time I've also witnessed the degradation, which has left the creatures that depend on our ocean literally stuffed, as reflected through David Attenborough’s sickly observation “we’ve seen albatrosses come back with their belly full of food for their young. You think it’s going to be squid, but its plastic.” The realization of this shift towards a state of increasing harm is what prompted me to get involved with PCFML.
I have conducted extensive research into the area of animal cruelty and animal rights for a special interests project, which heightened to me the negative impact our actions can have on the environment. I also learnt the importance of change, which is needed to reverse the repercussions that have risen from our destruction.
I am currently on a gap year from a Bachelor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. I intend to utilize the skills I have acquired to assist PCFML raise awareness of the decline in health of the world’s oceans. To inspire others to become advocates for ocean conservation, so that future generations can experience the wonders it beholds, rather than see photographs of what they missed out on. I carry the aim of fostering a respectful and harmonious relationship between people and the sea's creatures.