Elizabeth has been the project manager for the Whale Heritage Site programme since early 2019. She is an oceanographer with a Master’s degree that focuses on the integration of social and natural science, with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement. Her passion is the ocean and wildlife, but also bringing people together to conserve and protect the marine environment for the mutual benefit of humans, animals and the Earth. She has previously worked on research, conservation and capacity-building projects, and has gathered extensive on-the-ground experience working with fishermen in different communities in Mexico.
Through building relationships with many organisations and stakeholders around the world, Eli has seen how differences can be put aside and obstacles overcome in the desire to create positive change. Her mission is to help heal the relationship between humankind and the natural world and at the same time, help to protect and conserve cetaceans and their habitats.