Alex Tyas, MS

Originally from the UK, Alex is currently living in Ísafjörður, Iceland. She received a master’s in coastal and marine management from the University Centre of the Westfjords. Her thesis was on marine cultural heritage in the Westfjords. Alex received her bachelor’s degree in ocean science, with an undergraduate thesis on renewable energy and the potential places for wave farms in the UK. Previously, she worked for a renewable energy company in the UK, promoting new renewable technology to growing businesses. In the winter of 2017, Alex traveled to Myanmar to work for a small NGO completing marine research on coral reefs and the effects of climate change on the tropical marine environment. Alex’s main interests are studying solutions to combat climate change and monitoring the effect climate change is having on the ocean. When she isn’t studying the ocean, her hobbies include swimming, kayaking, diving, water polo, and surf lifesaving. She also loves skiing, horse riding, traveling, and exploring. Alex’s main interests are studying solutions to combat climate change and monitoring the effect climate change is having on the ocean.

Education

  • MS, University Centre of the Westfjords
Alex Tyas, MS

SIT Study Abroad

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ICELAND: Climate Change and the Arctic

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