Lemóne Sebastian Spokesperson

Qualifications: All completed at The University of the Western Cape: BSc degree in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology,  BSc (Honours) in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, specialising in Marine Biology | Master of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, specialising in Marine Biology.

Occupation: Previous position - Intern at TRAFFIC, Current position - Project Support Officer at TRAFFIC

Favourite quote:

"The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” ~ Sir David Attenborough

Kiara Ranjit Vice spokesperson & event coordinator

Previous occupation: Honours student

Current occupation: project assistant for securing protection for sharks and rays project 

Favourite quote:

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Asandiswa Nonyukela Youth coordinator

Qualification: Master of Science in Zoology- University of Fort Hare

Current position: Youth Coordinator, WILDTRUST

Past position: Project Coordinator, Sustainable Seas Trust

Favourite quote:

“Speak up, even when your voice shakes”.

Samkelisiwe Danisa Youth Policy and Strategy Coordinator

Qualification: MSc Maritime Affairs. World Maritime University, Sweden 

Current position: Youth Policy and Strategy Coordinator, WILDTRUST

Previous position: Enterprise Development Officer 

Favourite Quote:

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." ~ Chinese proverb

Shaakira Davood Chairperson

Qualification: BSc Environmental Science at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, BSc Honors
Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town

Currently: Student

Previous occupation: Auwol Socio-economic Research Institute- Future Leaders Program (ASRI
FLP 2022) Fellow
Black Women In Science (BWIS 2022) Fellow

Favorite quote:

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with
every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone,
everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the
sea.” —Dr. Sylvia Earle

Diandra Naidoo Social Media Coordinator

Qualifications: BSc. Marine Biology, BSc. (Hons) Biological Sciences and MSc. Biology at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Previous Occupation: Conservation Planning Intern at EKZNW.

Currently: Research Assistant at SAAMBR-ORI.

Favorite Conservation Quote:

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”- Loren

Nicolette Adelle Naidoo Social Media Assistant

Qualification: BSc Hons Marine biology at University of KwaZulu Natal, BSc Marine biology at University of KwaZulu Natal

Previous occupation: Research Assistant at the iZiko South African Museum

Currently: Intern at SANparks (Cape Research Centre)

Favourite quote:

"Nature always wears the colour of the spirit" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lindokuhle Xulu Education Coordinator

Qualifications: BSc. Geography and Environmental Management, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Previous Occupation: Intern Environmental Educator (Groen Sebenza), WESSA (Education Centres)

Currently: Residential Intern Teacher, Hilton College

Favourite conservation quote:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything
better.” – Albert Einstein

Sthembile Dlamini Educator Assistant

Qualifications: BSc in Marine Biology and BSc in Marine Biology (Honours) at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Occupation: Research Assistant for a UKZN and UCT project Collaboration

Favourite quote:

"We know that when we protect our oceans, we are protecting our future"
- President Clinton

Slindile Mngadi Educator Assistant

Qualifications: BSc. marine biology in university of KwaZulu-Natal

Previous: Educator Assistant

Occupation: Marine Ecologist at CSIR

Favourite quote:

"Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it" - John F. Kennedy

Kwanele Khuzwayo Secretariat

Qualifications: BSc. Hydrology & Zoology and BSc. (Hons) Zoology at University of Zululand

Previous Occupation: Data Capture Intern at Wildtrust In 2021

Currently: Wildlife Management intern at SANBI

Favorite conservation quote:

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better"

- Albert Einstein