Staff Update Day 1
Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2015
Location: West End, Tortola
The boats are fully stocked, the first students are on the dock, and session two is finally underway. Anna and I sailed together last session and this session we’re joined by Jessica to be the crew of Rangitoto Too. After an amazing first session we’re super pumped to begin another great voyage. We’re looking forward to a great lineup of projects ranging from turtle tagging to working with the Youth Empowerment Project. We’ve got a full boat this session with 13 students coming from as near as Texas and as far away as Turkey. Anna, Jessica and I are really excited to get to know all of them and sail with them for the next few weeks!
Here is an introduction to the crew of Rangitoto Too
Anna is from small town Siler City, North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Marine Sciences. She was a shipmate on ActionQuest for two summers and a student on Sea|mester, sailing Argo from the BVI to Tahiti in the spring of 2013. She then headed to the BVI for her first summer working for Lifeworks and ActionQuest. She has her MCA Master of Yachts Limited and is a PADI Rescue Diver. After working with REEF Environmental Education Foundation in the Florida Keys this past winter, she is excited to come back to Lifeworks for another summer!
David was born in Louisiana but spent most of his life in New Jersey, where he currently attends Princeton University. David has loved sailing since he was nine and has been an avid diver since the age of 10. He was introduced to ActionQuest when he was 13. Since then he has spent several summers as a shipmate with AQ in the BVIs, one on S/Y Argo in the Mediterranean, and one with Lifeworks International in Ecuador. David just finished his first year of college and is looking forward to his second year working with Lifeworks in the BVIs.
Jessica started out as a participant on an ActionQuest trip back in 2011. After that life changing experience, she decided that this is what she wanted to do and has pursued a career in outdoor education ever since. She has since earned a Wilderness First Aid certificate, and gained valuable experience working as a raft guide on the American River working with kids of all ages and abilities. She has a passion for travel as well as helping students to realize their full potential and become strong, confident leaders!