Stéphanie Marie
searching for a job

activity
HIKE, SCUBA DIVE, Sup, Travel
position
CONSERVATIONIST, CORAL REEFS, MARINE BIOLOGY, Teacher
language
speak BELIZEAN KRIOL, ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH
certification
Biologist-CSIA LEVEL 2-PADI/SSI-SSI DIVE CONTROL SPECIALIST (DIVECON)
Channels


Salut, Hola, Good evening 🙂

I never really fit in, but I have a feeling I have found a community of amazing humans who share love for the outdoors and doing things a little differently. Nice to meet you all!

I am an oceans to peaks kind of girl with jungles and hikes in between!

I love to swim in the open ocean (and under the moon), SCUBA dive (and at night), kayak, do SUP, surf, hike, be in remote and backcountry, ski and dance under the stars. I love sailing, being in a storm on the ocean at night (true story crossing between two countries), anything wild and raw, I am in!

I love long road trips. 2 years ago, I drove from Canada to Belize, a dream I had since 2007.

I am a marine scientist by training with a focus on coral reefs and tropical ecosystems. Not finding answers to the decline and unsustainable fishing of sharks where I lived and played, I looked for answers in the social sciences. I am a “let’s dig and go to the root of the dis-ease and tackle it from there” kind of girl. In that sense, this is also how I look at my health and wellness and the world in general. I always rooted for the underdog too.

I have 22 years of teaching experience (from skiing, to swimming, SCUBA diving, langages, maths and sciences – kids to adults). I have my own tutoring business as well.

In my opinion, draconian laws do not work, in conservation or elsewhere. I believe in different lines of inquiries, diversity in addressing issues at hand and as someone trained originally in the natural sciences, I do not believe that science alone is the answer. But I think most of you here feel this way as well 🙂

I love connecting on complex issues, having meaningful conversations and help expand consciousness. I wish that we can all work on ourselves, make space for being ourselves and live in harmony!

I am currently looking for my next adventure and relocating to my new destination! SCUBA diving / Coral reef conservation / teaching, but open to suggestions that I might not have thought of!

I have lived in Australia, Belize, Canada and in the USA and studied or visited Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Belgium and England. I am keen to explore Hawaii, French Polynesia, the Maldives or any other places!