A group of female environmental professionals working in the fields of nature, climate and corporate sustainability makeup team Sea Change. They are determined to shine a global spotlight on the health of our coastal seas.
Kat is the Founder of NatureMetrics, a UK-based nature technology company that specialises in the use of environmental DNA to measure and monitor biodiversity. Originally a tropical ecologist, Kat has previously led several expeditions in the Peruvian Amazon. She is a keen rower and took part in GB Row Challenge 2022 as a member of Team Albatross, the only crew to complete the challenge that year.
A convert to life at sea, she has now completed her sailing qualifications and undertaken a sailing expedition in the Arctic during summer 2023.
Aoife Is a Net Zero Consultant within the Sustainability Hub at Accenture. She has been working in the sustainability field for over five years and is passionate about reducing the impact of the built environment as well as implementing aspects of biodiversity and social value in her work.
Aoife also leads the women’s squad at Twickenham Rowing Club and is ready to take on GB Row Challenge to row around Great Britain. Aoife will undergo her skipper qualifications later this year.
Chrissy is based in Austin, Texas, in the United States. She is the Vice President-Growth and Impact at Arbimon and Rainforest Connection, which are organisations utilising acoustic monitoring to understand and protect ecosystems using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Chrissy has been working in ecoacoustics for over five years developing collaborations with indigenous communities, corporations, NGOs, and governments.
Chrissy is a passionate adventurer and advocate for healing our relationship within nature, spending much of her time hiking, tree climbing, biking, sailing, and advocating for animal rights.
Laura is a PhD student based at the University of Portsmouth, UK, working on the scientific data collected by GB Row Challenge teams. Through her research she hopes to empower and enable the public to engage with research on ocean health to collaboratively drive evidence-based policy decisions.
Laura is often seen outdoors with frequent cycling trips and five years of water sports experience, including rowing and sailing. By taking part in GB Row Challenge 2024 she hopes to further demonstrate how to sustainably enjoy the outdoors and live adventures.
Lorena is a finance professional (FCCA) and director of an Essex based consultancy business, Property Risk Inspection Ltd (PRI). She is responsible for the environmental, social and governance strategies of the business as well as the corporate sustainability objectives of key stakeholders.
Outside the workplace Lorena is a keen rower and in 2021 took part in leg 4/6 of an alternative circumnavigation of Great Britain, starting in Mallaig and going ‘Over the top’ to Fraserburgh in a 12-person ocean rowing boat. She is a member of her local rowing club and competitively takes part in an annual winter league, racing traditional gigs against 11 other clubs all based along the Essex coast. She has also taken part in the world pilot gig championships in the Scillies each year since 2018.
Lorena is excited to take on GB Row Challenge 2024, not only for the physical and mental challenge but for the principles and purpose of monitoring the health of our coastal seas while navigating the challenging coastline of Great Britain.