Inês (Ee-ne-szj) is an Environmental Studies major with a Portuguese and Anthropology minor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification and has been teaching sailing since the age of 16 in the San Francisco Bay. Inês first began sailing as a middle-schooler at summer camp, and quickly took to the excitement of being on the water with only the wind to power her sails. She loves the joy that comes with teaching somebody a new skill, especially when it is something as daunting as sailing. Inês also surfs, plays guitar, and enjoys long “zen runs.” Inês has spent a lot of time in Portugal, where her family lives, and feels a deep gratitude for the perspectives her dual nationalities have given her. Inês is US First Aid and CPR Certified, Wilderness First Aid certified, and NASBLA Safe Boating certified. She is thrilled to apply her knowledge and passion for the ocean, environment, and travel to inspire (and be inspired by) others this summer.