Originally from the UK, Izzy studied marine vertebrate zoology in North Wales. With the Irish Sea on her doorstep, she spent all her down time looking out for local sea life. Her keen interest in cetacean research and conservation took her to the west coast of Wales after graduating from university. There, she helped study the semi-resident population of dolphins and was part of an outreach and education program. Also, with a background in outdoor education, Izzy loves to get as many people as possible to enjoy the outdoors. She instills respect for our surroundings by telling stories, cheesy jokes and spouting facts! Victoria has been Izzy’s home-away-from-home since 2019 and she hopes to achieve a master’s degree here. Izzy looks forward to the 2022 whale watching season—another exciting opportunity for marine research and guest outreach!