Conservation Biologist - FIU
Khadeeja is from the Maldives. She completed her BSc in Marine Science at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands. She is a government researcher, working for the Maldives Marine Research Institute. Coming from a small island country, her work varies from research to management and conservation of threatened and endangered marine species. She has represented her home country at numerous regional and international platforms on conservation and management of threatened marine species and played a key role in the establishment of the Marine Turtle Task Force in the North Indian Ocean region. For her master's, she will be using BRUVS and dive survey data to study the effects of shark sanctuaries on shark populations, focusing on the shark sanctuary of the Maldives.