Eliane works as an Education Assistant in the Sea Change Project, which is a Horizon 2020 funded initiative to increase ocean literacy in Europe. Within this role, Eliane will be focusing particularly on formal education, helping coordinate the development of a network of Blue Schools in the UK and beyond. Eliane is also the Young Marine Biologist Officer, helping develop this new membership category for young people who are passionate about the sea. Before joining the MBA, Eliane worked and volunteered in aquatic sciences research in the UK and Portugal. Her love of the sea and of all things natural shaped the pursuit of a career dedicated to understanding the mechanisms that support life, and is now driving a keen desire to engage people from all walks of life with the natural environment through outreach and education. As a result, Eliane is also currently attending the MSc in Learning for Sustainability at Plymouth University which she hopes will provide a platform to further develop ocean and eco-literacy.