Directors of Operations
Having worked for MRCI as our Marine Science Manager, Maisie is now our Director of Operations. She has been in the field of conservation – as a professional, volunteer, and student - for 10 years, and in project management for the last 3. She has a BSc and a Masters by Research in Biological Sciences, focussing on the genetics of sharks and rays, and as an avid Bioinformatician and Data Scientist, has a fierce (some say weird) love of spreadsheets! A big passion of hers lies in environmental education, and she loves to see volunteers and local communities engaging in conservation. Outside of her role you can find her painting, freediving, or reading about her second favourite topic – quantum physics!
Marine Conservation Staff
A previous volunteer – Josh’s enthusiasm in marine science, diving, and the country of Madagascar earned him the chance to return to the program as a staff member in October 2020. He is a prospective marine biology student and environmental fanatic often undertaking solo and spontaneous exploits; always keen to learn a new skill. The ocean aside, he also serves as pub quiz question master, camp Olympics organizer and has a valuable knowledge of the best activities hostpots and weekend excursions around the island!
Community Development Staff
Island Outreach Staff
MRCI Off-Camp Staff
Franck is based in our Hellville office and meticulously organises budgets and books for MRCI. He is also a well respected and educated member of the community and as such also assists with meetings, contracts, agreements and translating with our local partners.
Tantely is based in Hellville and organises reliable and safe transport for MRCI. He organises all MRCI's transport needs within Nosy Be and further afield if needed.
Christian is MRCI's coordination manager in Antananarivo where he liaises directly with the Department of Environmental Affairs as well as the Ministry of Higher Education.
Bianca is enthusiastic about ecotourism and community building. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development and the Environment and is also a qualified Geography teacher. Bianca's passion for volunteering led her to MRCI in both 2017 and 2019 and she has since joined the team as our communications liaison and volunteer coordinator. When not behind her computer, you can catch her outside in the fresh air soaking up some sunshine.
MRCI Media Team
Courtney joined MRCI in 2017 and has been working both outside and within Madagascar since. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication from Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in South Africa. She is passionate about conservation, animal welfare and sustainable living.