20 year old Georgia-Elizabeth had always been interested in marine wildlife and dreamt of a career in cetacean conservation. However, she struggled in an academic environment and this led to a lot of self-doubt. From her first meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust she felt surrounded by like-minded people. Being a part of Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders meant she could do a placement at the Living Seas Centre in Flamborough. She assisted with beach cleans, seashore safaris and school events. She has even used some of her training budget to compete her ORCA marine mammal surveying qualification. She has now gained an unconditional offer to study Marine Science at the Scottish Association of Marine Science in Oban.
‘I have grown so much as a person, overcoming mental health issues and phobias and have found myself one step closer to achieving my dreams!’
'I'm enjoying getting involved with @1PlanetPioneers and I'm feeling more more positive about the future. I had a lot of support when I first came to Middlesbrough and this is my opportunity to give something back.' Read Shannon's story: https://t.co/9UMk90f9rI @TNLComFund