Help Kristal Ocean get her BSc & MSc

Hello, My name is Kristal Ambrose also known as 'Kristal Ocean' and I am a marine pollution researcher from The Bahamas. For the past 7 years I have worked in the field of marine science within the capacity of research, education and outreach. Within the last two years I have been employed as a research associate managing the Patch Reef Ecology and The Beach Plastic Research Program at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. Most recently, I started a non profit organization called The Bahamas Plastic Movement: a nonprofit environmental organization committed to raising awareness of plastic pollution to Bahamians through research, education, citizen science and policy change.

For the past year I have been trying to return to university to acquire my Bachelors degree but due to financial complications I have not been able to continue my education. I have successfully obtained an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture from Hocking College but to further my career it is important that I return to university. 

I have been accepted into Gannon University's combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Program with a focus on Environmental Science. Given my extensive background in the scientific field in addition to having an associates degree, I will be done with both degrees in under 4 years. The school has given me a small scholarship but it is still not enough to cover the $41,062 p/y tuition. If I can raise at least $20,000, I will be able to cover the tuition to attend university this fall. I have also applied for 2 major and 2 minor scholarships that I hope to have success with.

Upon my return from school I will continue to develop my non profit organization to aid in developing ways to create a Plastic Free Bahamas through proper education, research and recycling programs. Every donation counts whether it be big or small.  Please donate to this worthy cause and help me return to university. If I am successful in obtaining a full scholarship all funds will be returned to donors. Thank You so much for your time!
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