Fadilah Ali is the Tropical Marine Conservation Biology Faculty for CIEE and co-teaches Independent Research. She is an ecologist with a specialty in invasive species biology, control and management. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she has a Masters degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Biodiversity and Conservation and is currently completing her PhD in Ocean and Earth Sciences at the University of Southampton in England.For her PhD thesis, she conducted an ecological and socioeconomic analysis of the lionfish invasion in Bonaire, Klein Bonaire and Curacao and to date she has analysed >10,000 lionfish specimens. She has also worked as a consultant within the Caribbean islands and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at the Gulf Caribbean and Fisheries Institute. Her research interests include invasion biology, feeding ecology and behaviour and understanding diver perceptions and motivations.
Amy Gosney is an intern here at CIEE. She completed her BSc degree in Environmental Science at the University of Leeds and is a PADI Divemaster. After completing her degree she worked in the Philippines teaching marine ecology on a conservation project that surveyed Marine Protected Areas. She then went on to work in Indonesia collecting and analysing data for a Long-Term Monitoring Project. Amy is a teaching assistant here at CIEE Bonaire for the Tropical Marine Conservation Biology, Marine Ecology Field Methods and Independent Research Courses. She is excited to learn more about Caribbean species and explore the waters of Bonaire!