Rowena – Marine Scientist and Tours Coordinator
Rowena is our Resident Marine Scientist, originally from the UK. She came to work for us after already living on Fitzroy Island for three months looking after the Turtles in CTRC’s rehabilitation centre during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Rowena’s background is in Marine Science and Conservation, having graduated from the University of Plymouth, in the UK, with a BSc (hons) in Environmental Sciences. She also taught Marine Sciences at university level before leaving the UK in search of more tropical climates. Since then she went on to live and work in Fiji for two years, holding various positions within the Marine Conservation sector, including Environment Officer for an Island Resort where she spearheaded a Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Project.
You will find Rowena giving talks about her passion for all things Marine Conservation, the Great Barrier Reef and of course Turtles, a subject she will happily talk about for hours if you let her. You will also find her conducting Snorkel Tours and Eye on the Reef underwater surveys, running our Kids Club and handling any marine animal strandings.