SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 15, August 2016 - Page 76

Amy Heemsoth is the Director of Education for the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, where she developed the Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) and the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.)programs. These educational initiatives provide students with a hands-on science education while helping to increase environmental awareness and restore mangrove forests in the Caribbean.

Amy has over 10 years of teaching experience, working in both informal education including instructor positions at MarineLab and Seacamp, and in formal education including positions as a high school math and science teacher and a community college adjunct professor. Most recently, she worked as a Florida Keys Education and Outreach Coordinator for Florida International University.