Key Opinion Ambassador
Miriam is a passionate marine biologist, scientific illustrator and artist. She is the regional project manager for Manta Trust in Laamu Atoll, Maldives based at Six Senses Laamu, a 5 star luxury sustainable resort. She studies manta rays and runs regular educational sessions about manta ray and general marine conservation with guests at the resort.
She worked in shark conservation and research in South Africa before moving to the Maldives and working as Research Coordinator for the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) by Six Senses Laamu where she managed a variety of different research projects, such as monitoring the health of Laamu’s seagrass meadows and coral reefs.
Miri is a watercolour artist and illustrator, having created her brand Under The Sea Art. She has written and illustrated a children’s book about sharks, supports the work of numerous environmental campaigns such as #StopFinningEU; and organisations such as the Manta Trust, Olive Ridley Project, Wise Oceans and more.
Miri has a unique skill set that combines art, photography, science and compassion. With everything she does, she hopes to inspire others to fall in love with the ocean and the planet – because she strongly believes that only what people fall in love with they will protect.