After growing up in the south of France, Alice left for Australia to continue her studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Science. In her final year, she met sea turtles for the first time while participating in a yearlong project on loggerhead sea turtle biology. Becoming aware of not only the value of these animals for the marine ecosystems equilibrium but also of the current lack of knowledge about these endangered species, she decided to get specialized and dedicate herself to sea turtle research and conservation ever since. After participating in green and hawksbill turtles ecological studies and mangrove forest restoration in Costa Rica, she went to Hawaiian islands to work on the hawksbill nesting population and on a marine debris recovery program. In the past two years, she has lived in the Indian ocean (Reunion and Mayotte) where she worked on sea turtles population studies using photo-identification, and on a regional database (TORSOOI) aiming to facilitate data management.
At 25 years old, she now joins Te mana o te moana’s team to help sea turtles conservation through research and outreach programs for the next 6 months.