Amanda is new to the AQ team this summer and is very excited to return to the BVI. She started off with GXG in the summer of 2015 as a student on S/Y Ocean Star, where she became advanced open water scuba and IYT certified. Since then, she has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from the University of Maine and has completed a year in the Master’s program at the University of New Haven for Environmental Science. Amanda is rescue diver, lifeguard, and certified US sailing instructor. She enjoys teaching others about the wonders of the ocean with hands on experiences above and below the surface of the sea. During the school year, Amanda competes in cross country and track, as well as tutors fellow athletes and instructs biology courses. Despite growing up in the Northeast, Amanda has always been called to the ocean-especially water above freezing!