Our Team — Journal of CESaRE
The Journal of Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy (CESaRE) was developed in 2016 out of a recognized need to modernize and revolutionize the Caribbean's scientific research publishing. There are over 170 Caribbean research publications in the past 5 years falling under the broad field of environmental sciences, found scattered over a large variety of International journals, without a central (Caribbean) location to collate this knowledge. With the global shift towards renewable over traditional energy sources, together with a rise in environmental consciousness, this a perfect opportunity for highlighting such research conducted in the Caribbean. CESaRE will provide a suitable forum to encourage research into renewable energy, as well as the environmental sciences. CESaRE promises to be more than just a collection of articles, but also a forum to disseminate information and bridge the gap between research and implementation, from which Caribbean leaders, relevant industry partners, and authorities can use our Journal for more effective decision making and environmental management.
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We had a passion. We shared a vision. We love what we do.

Managing Directors


Masaō Ashtine

Managing Director, PhD. MSc. BSc.

Sasha Jattansingh

Managing Director, MSc. BSc.

Stephanie Warren-Gittens

Managing Director, MSc. BSc.

Michael De Souza

Managing Director, BSc.

CESaRE Interns

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Daniel Perreira

CESaRE Editor Intern

Khadija Stewart

Development Officer Intern
Jamone Moore

Jamone Moore

Social Media and Marketing Intern
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Abigail Charles

Projects Intern

Marina Roberts

Social Media Intern

Luca Moffat

Academic Intern

Masaō is Lecturer at the University of the West Indies and has recently completed his doctorate at the University of Cambridge in Geography (climate change implications for the wind energy sector). This follows 6 years at York University in Toronto where he gained his Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Environmental Sciences and Geography (Climate Science) respectively. With two academic publications (pending submissions as well), Masaō is an experienced young academic and professional. His new Lectureship appointment to lead the Alternative Energy Group at the University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica), demonstrates his commitment to research within the Caribbean region.


Sasha is a Senior Technical Officer at the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), which is a regional technical institute focused on participatory natural resources management. She holds Masters’ degrees in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and Environmental Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. She brings with her over 10 years’ of diverse experience in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean on environmental policy, environmental management, specifically climate change adaptation and mitigation and chemicals and waste management and civil society governance. She also brings cross-cutting experience in the areas of capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, science communication and knowledge management.


Daniel is a recent graduate of the University of the West Indies in Economics. His research interests include climate change policy and agricultural economics. He currently serves as the intern editor of CESaRE Impacts.

Abigail Charles

Abigail Charles has an academic background in construction, with a first degree in Architecture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR and is currently pursuing an MSc in Project Management from the University of the West Indies. Her interests include climate change and the impacts of climate events on disaster risk management policy.


With an academic background in Environmental and Natural Resource Management, specializing in Marine Biology and Coastal Marine Resources respectively, from the University of the West Indies (both St. Augustine and Cave Hill campuses), she has gained exposure to environmental issues specifically as they relate to the Caribbean. Further to this, she has gained work exposure across a multitude of sectors, inclusive of project co-ordination.


Michael de Souza has an academic background in the field of Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. His work experience includes designing and implementing PV-solar systems for homes and small businesses, working as a project coordinator and site supervisor as well as a background in marketing and brand awareness.


Ambika recently graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology from the University of the West Indies. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Renewabel Energy Technology which is in direct line with her research interests in innovative design and integration of wind and solar power in agriculture, with a main focus being in the Caribbean region.

Marina Roberts

Marina Roberts has an academic background in Geography with a first degree in Geography and Agribusiness from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine. She is currently pursuing a BSc in Meteorology with a minor in Environmental Science at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus. Her interests include climate change and disaster management.

Khadija Stewart

I am an enthusiastic environmentalist with a passion for inspiring behaviour change through knowledge sharing and taking action. I hold a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies; a MSc in Sustainable Development with Management Studies from Kingston University London and I am currently pursuing a 2nd MSc at the University of London in Climate Change and Development. My interests include regional water security, climate adaptation and marine conservation.