Casuarina is from Governor’s Harbour Eleuthera where she had her first experience in the ocean at just five days old. This early dipping created a connection with the sea that has bloomed into a strong passion for protecting our marine environment and sustaining the communities that depend on it. She completed the International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Policy from Duke University. She taught science and coordinated the student research at the Cape Eleuthera Island School before joining BREEF.
Casuarina is a founding board member of the One Eleuthera Foundation and currently sits on the board of the Bahamas Protected Areas Fund and several other committees and boards focused on conservation and sustainable development.
Office & Projects Manager
Shenica is a lover of animals, the sea and outdoor adventures. After studying and working abroad for a decade, her love for country called her back home. She joined the BREEF team in 2014. Prior to this, Shenica worked as an environmental scientist on wastewater projects throughout the United States and more recently as a park warden with The Bahamas National Trust. She also serves as a director on the ‘Cans for Kids’ board.
Chantal is BREEF’s newest team member, joining the staff in Spring 2015 . After working in the field of forensic science, she determined to play a broader role in national development in the field of education. While completing studies in science education, she attended a BREEF Marine Conservation Teacher Training Workshop. This immersion experience changed the way that she viewed the marine environment and as a result she developed a keen interest in its conservation and educating others about the same.
Education & Office Assistant
After enrolling in maritime college, Jonisha decided that she was more excited venturing under the sea than just skimming its surface. Growing up in a family of boat captains and fishermen, her early love of the ocean has since evolved into a passion for protecting our waters and fisheries resources for future generations. Jonisha joined the BREEF team in January 2014 to gain experience in the field of marine biology before pursuing further studies.
Coral Reef Sculpture Garden Coordinator
Mallory joined BREEF in June 2013 to take on the exciting task of overseeing the creation of the country’s first underwater living art gallery – the BREEF Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden. After diving in Hawaii in 2007, Mallory developed an all-consuming passion for scuba diving and sharks, and continued her journey as a dive instructor in Grand Bahama. Prior to joining BREEF, she also volunteered with The Nature Conservancy’s Acroporoa cervicornis coral restoration programme.
Ryan joined the BREEF team in the summer of 2016 after spending more than 10 years in the fields of media and broadcasting. Growing up on Long Island gave him a love for the natural environment and a desire to ensure that the natural beauty that he grew up around would be there for his children and grandchildren to enjoy. He intends to use his communications experience to let the Bahamian public know the importance of protecting their environment for future generations.
Administrative & Human Resources Officer.
Jasmine is our most recent recruit to the BREEF team and comes from a family of ocean and seafood lovers. She brings more than 10 years experience in the administrative and human resources field, and holds a BA in Human Resources Management. She is excited to support Bahamian marine conservation through her work so that she can pass on a healthy marine environment to her 4-year old son, who loves spending time at the beach.