Matilda joins the IPNLF team as a Research Intern and will be working with the communications team as well as assisting in scientific research for plastic pollution and upcycling. She is entering her third year of her BSc in Ecology, Conservation and the Environment at the University of Sussex with a minor in Spanish.
Matilda has been volunteering in various positions with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative as a newsletter moderator and representing the organisation at environmental conferences. At university, she has been in active committee roles in several wildlife and eco-based university societies and aims to continue their outreach work into third year and extend its positive impact beyond campus.
In this role, Matilda will be working in IPNLF’s Plastic Neutrality and Communications workstreams, contributing to the growing evidence base to demonstrate the benefits of one-by-one tuna fisheries.
I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of investing in people as much as the environment they protect, something that is an integral value of IPNLF. I am so excited to be part of the IPNLF team and contribute to their work supporting sustainable fisheries since local communities are an essential factor of environmental protection that are far too often overlooked.