Friends of the Environment welcomed Education Officer – Cassandra Abraham – as their newest staff member on May 1. Originally from Grand Cay, Cassandra expressed her love for the environment particularly the marine environment while on Green Turtle Cay during the Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 3.
She was accompanied by Kristin Williams, executive director, at FRIENDS’ informative talk on Conservation in Abaco: People Making a Difference.
Although she was most recently employed in the financial arena, Cassandra was once a scuba diver, and an open-water diver where she swam with and fed sharks. She attended St. Mary’s University in Canada earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology.
She said: “I am now in my field, and it’s something I love. It’s not a job because it relates to water and the environment, and water is my passion. I did a lot of conservation efforts in Canada, so I am knowledgeable about what needs to be done in The Bahamas.”
Cassandra noted that her responsibilities at FRIENDS include educating the public, and school students about the environment, and helping them become more conscious about decisions they make and how those decisions impact and benefit them.
She will also lead outdoor field trips, and assist with FRIENDS’ upcoming Abaco Research Center (ARC), which will host high school and university programs, conduct field courses, and extend opportunities to partner with scientists on long-term research projects.
Cassandra Abraham can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.