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Blue Parks Science Intern

Kellie Rana is currently a Master of Science candidate in Marine Science and Climate Change at the University of Gibraltar. She previously earned two Bachelor’s degrees in Health Studies and Psychology and later pursued a Master in Sustainable Environmental Management, all at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Throughout her academic journey, Kellie has always been interested in integrating the social aspects into environmental issues and now, after discovering her passion for protecting the oceans and marine life, she intends to scale up the human dimensions into marine planning and management. Her master’s dissertation will focus on Marine Protected Areas and decentralized governance, aiming to strengthen MPA success by involving coastal communities and working towards bottom-up approaches in MPA management. Kellie is an animal rights advocate and in her free time, she enjoys activities like camping, snorkeling, yoga, painting, reading, and cooking.