Let the Fun Begin
Location: West End, Tortola
Hello, Go B’s!!!! This is your crew speaking the truth that we are so pumped to see you all TODAY!! We’ve been prepping our precious monarch (bestowed boat name) for the much-anticipated migration through the BVI’s with you all. She is packed and ready for the most essential aspect, you. Please arrive safely, and we’ll be seeing you soon! Here are our bios if you’d like a preface, much more to come :)
Krisz was born just outside of Budapest, Hungary. Even though it is a landlocked country, his parents introduced him to sailing at a young age. Once he participated in a sailing camp on the coast of Croatia, Krisz knew that he wanted to pursue sailing as a professional career. Krisz obtained his first skipper license upon turning 18 and started running charters all over the Mediterranean. After a few years of sailing with family and friends, Krisz moved to the UK and continued building his resume as a professional captain. Upon receiving his Yachtmaster Offshore license, he looked for more opportunities abroad. Krisz is coming back for his third summer at ActionQuest. While he is no stranger to the British Virgin Islands and teaching sailing, Krisz is excited to share his passion for sailing and the oceans with everyone that joins AQ this year.
Jessica earned her B.S. in Marine Science from the University of Delaware and her M.S. in Marine Biology and Ecology from the University of Miami, where she conducted research in coral ecology and restoration as a member of the Coral Reef Futures Lab. During undergrad, Jessica had various experiences in the marine sciences. She sailed with Seamester in 2018 aboard S/Y Argo from Cape Town, South Africa, to Antigua; worked as a marine science instructor at a residential summer camp; and conducted research on phytoplankton distribution along the California coastline with the NASA Student Airborne Research Program. She also worked with NASA DEVELOP to evaluate methods for predicting flash drought events in the Ohio River Basin. During her Master’s, you could often find her on research dives, collecting data underwater and out-planting different species of corals across sites off the Miami coast and bringing samples back to the lab for analysis. Currently, Jessica teaches high school marine science and works as a Research Associate with MADE SAFE, a non-profit working to eliminate the use of harmful chemicals from the marketplace by evaluating personal care products for human and environmental toxicity.
Lindsey grew up in the Chicago suburbs but always wanted to escape the big city. She was fortunate enough to be a Lifeworks (the precursor to GoBeyond) student, which influenced her decision to live by the ocean. Lindsey started her studies at the College of Charleston in Public Health and Spanish. That experience set her on a path of appreciation for our planet and all its inhabitants. After college, she became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu (just west of Fiji). Wanting to pursue higher education after her time in the Peace Corps, Lindsey attended Emory University for three years, where she completed a Master’s in Public Health and Nursing Professional. While Lindsey is busy preparing for this summer at AQ, she is also excited to start as an emergency nurse resident in September.