Who are your hosts?

Two women surrounded by daffodils. The women hold a WAC podcast tote bag. The women on the left is blonde and wears a yellow shirt and the women on the right is brunnette and wears a green shirt

Lexi

Lexi is a Volunteer & Training Coordinator, who is passionate about conservation,  science,  public engagement, and mental health.

She has a focus to continuously build on her knowledge and experience through education & volunteer opportunities. Lexi has participated in projects involving bats, wolves, bears, turtles, coral reefs & clownfish - so there is no favouritism between marine or terrestrial. Through her work she believes the best way to engage people is to encourage those in the know to share their passion.

Hannah

A fourth-year marine ecology PhD student, ocean advocate & oyster lover.

Hannah’s research focuses on the European flat oyster & how carbon can be transported from seawater to seabed with the help of these animals.

Essentially, she spends an awful lot of time looking at shells & mud! As a commercial scuba diver, Hannah is also helping to restore the native oyster in northern Scotland. She has participated in research projects on other shellfish, turtles & bats to name a few & loves a cold Scottish sea swim!