The Sea Turtle Rescue Alliance relies on a team of volunteers to help create educational resources for rescue and rehabilitation centres worldwide. The team are also involved in the charitable administration and social media efforts.
Dr Minnie Liddell
Dr Minnie has been with the Olive Ridley Project since 2020, and prior to working with sea turtles spent the last few years in the UK as a Locum veterinarian with a special interest in wildlife and exotics.
Minnie has joined STRA to organise and structure the Microsoft Teams platform. All available resources in Sea Turtle medicine and husbandry are being catalogued and fact checked to provide up to date information and best practice guides for veterinarians and those working in rescue and rehabilitation.
Dr Mariana Fragoso
Dr Mariana has traveled the world to gain experience in sea turtle medicine, including volunteering as veterinarian for Archelon Rescue centre in Greece, as a sea turtle rehabilitation intern at Clearwater Aquarium, and as a research assistant in Cape Verde.
Mariana has joined STRA to organise and structure the Microsoft Teams platform. All available resources in Sea Turtle medicine and husbandry are being catalogued and fact checked to provide up to date information and best practice guides for veterinarians and those working in rescue and rehabilitation.
Jamie is the marine stranding coordinator for LAMAVE, founded the El Nido Marine Turtle Conservation Network and functions as assistant manager for sustainability in Lio Beach. She has been involved in community organising, sustainable tourism and wildlife rehabilitation for more than 8 years.
Beth is a fourth-year veterinary student at Bristol University and the President of Bristol University Veterinary and Zoological Society (BUVZS).
Beth has always been interested in working and volunteering with exotic animals and wildlife and combined with her love of the ocean and sea turtles, she is so excited and proud to be a part of the Sea Turtle Rescue Alliance team.
Olivia Iturmendi Gamble
Olivia is an enthusiastic, outdoorsy Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Bristol. Investigating and contributing to the work in exotic animal medicine is her ultimate vocation, driving her to pursue encounters and experience with wildlife between both her homes in Australia and Spain. Since a young age Olivia has been drawn to the sea, with scuba diving and surfing complimenting and fuelling her growing interest in aquatic animals.
Olivia joined STRA to volunteer by communicating with members to assist in the workings of the alliance.