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Yolanda Waters

Steering Committee Member

Yolanda is a dive instructor turned environmental social scientist, community organiser and ocean advocate. She is currently completing her PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research explores pathways to engagement with climate related behaviours, within the context of the Great Barrier Reef. She is particularly interested in the effect of social and educational experiences, both above and below the water, and exploring the diverse connections between people and the reef. Yolanda is also an active member of the Social Science Community for the Great Barrier Reef and is the current coordinator for the community-led initiative Divers for Climate.