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Blue Parks Intern

Eleri Griffiths recently graduated with an MA in Geography from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and spent many summers in the wilderness exploring and guiding trips on the waterways of northern Wisconsin, Canada, and Alaska, which inspired her to learn more about these beautiful environments and protect them from harm.

During her four years at St. Andrews she extensively studied the natural processes of coastal and marine ecosystems, and how anthropogenic actions are threatening these places like never before. Her final year dissertation focused on the distribution of macro- and micro-plastic debris around the Scottish coastline and utilized fieldwork samples from a cross-Scotland road trip, GIS analysis, and satellite imagery to identify hotspots of plastic debris.

Eleri is excited to expand on her experience as a member of the Blue Parks team and follow her passion to help protect the oceans. When she’s not picking plastic off beaches, Eleri loves to sea kayak, canoe, swim, and run.

Eleri Griffiths