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.
Research and Environmental Education Officer
Mallory Raphael is the Research and Environmental Education Officer at BREEF. Her work has predominantly focused on the deployment and monitoring of the BREEF Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden and establishing the BREEF Staghorn Coral nursery. She is an Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Surveyor of corals and fish, as well as an PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. She mentors scholars in the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) program and trains them in coral restoration at the sculpture garden. Mallory also represented BREEF while heading up the Bahamas production team for the film, Chasing Coral.
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 hisommunications experience to let the Bahamian public know the importance of protecting their environment for future generations.
Education Coordinator/Eco-Schools Bahamas National Operator
Kevin is an experienced Science Educator and Allied Health Professional with a profound respect for the natural environment and an enduring curiosity about life. He remains “a teacher at heart,” and continues to encourage the importance of preserving our Bahamian way of life by developing a healthy respect for each other and the precious Bahamian environment we have been entrusted with. Kevin joined BREEF in April 2018.