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A dynamic team of young professionals
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.
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.