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Fiji Shark Studies

SS11 Update — Monday, June 4, 2018

Meet the Instructors

Meet Lindsay and Greg, the instructors that will be leading this amazing Broadreach program this summer! With their breadth of expertise and dedication to helping students discover the world and their place in it, they are thrilled to embark on this journey and summer of unforgettable experiences.

LINDSAY GRAFF
Lindsay absolutely loves all animals of all shapes and sizes, but especially loves sharks! She has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in marine and shark biology, and has had the opportunity to work with sharks all over the world– from locations in the Bahamas and South Africa to Cape Cod and Fiji. She has studied and worked with dozens of species of sharks, including lemons, tigers, bulls and most recently she spent 2.5 years working with great white sharks with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Cape Cod. Although she comes from land-locked Vermont, Lindsay has always loved the ocean and traveling. While studying abroad in the Turks and Caicos Islands as a college sophomore, she worked with a female shark biologist who inspired her to follow her dream of becoming one herself. This will be Lindsay’s fifth summer working for Broadreach teaching the Fiji Shark Studies course, and she can’t wait to do it again! Lindsay hopes to “pass on my love and passion for sharks and the marine world, while giving students amazing experiences and memories in Fiji.”

GREG CERRATO
Greg grew up enjoying the lush forests and waters around New Haven, CT before heading to the University of Tampa where he studied sociology and took his first open water dive course. Greg went on to teach science at an outdoor education center in the mountains of Southern California and continued in the outdoor field at a horticultural therapy program on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is where he fell in love with diving. After finishing work in the last remaining lowland native rainforest of the Big Island, Greg made the move to Asia to pursue his diving career and absorb the local culture of Southeast Asia. He worked as a divemaster in Thailand before becoming a certified instructor and moving back to Hawaii, this time to Maui. He has also led backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing trips in New England for a summer camp, worked on small, organic agricultural projects in his hometown, on fruit farms in Hawaii and recently returned from a small farm on the South Island of New Zealand. When he isn’t diving or working, you’ll find Greg taking photographs, playing his instruments, swimming and practicing yoga. He is excited to join the Broadreach family and focus on giving back to the communities he visits this summer. To his students on the Fiji Shark Studies program, he says “get ready for an exciting summer of learning, growing and lots of amazing wildlife encounters.”

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