2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Programmes Manager at The Reef-World Foundation

Currently working for The Reef-World Foundation coordinating the UN Environment initiative, Green Fins. Driving responsible tourism through the facilitation of Public-Private Partnerships to promote environmental best practice and build local capacity to reduce threats to coral reefs across eight tourist-hotspot countries.

Dumaguete City 6200

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Viet Nam

Hailing from an environmental education background, Sam leads the implementation and development of Green Fins, a U.N. Environment initiative providing the only international environmental standards for diving and snorkeling. Her work reduces local threats to reefs and inspires environmentally-positive behavior by establishing public-private partnerships to develop realistic local solutions that work for dive and snorkel businesses.

Sam is also the senior programs officer of Zoox, a company providing bespoke professional development programs for early-career marine conservationists by providing concrete work experience and constructive guidance to develop skills critical to conservation. The unique symbiotic relationship between Zoox and Green Fins was a driving force for Sam to attend the Kinship Conservation Fellows program. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and a Master of Science in applied marine science from the University of Plymouth and seeks to drive sustainable marine tourism as the social norm, while feeding a pool of career-ready professionals for marine conservation.