Eek! As you can see from the title, I was contacted by the amazing people over at PlasticOceansCanada for an interview, as they wanted to feature me as their 'Local Hero' for December 2021!
I started following PlasticOceansCanada on their Instagram page a few months ago as I thought their organization and efforts against plastic pollution were incredibly inspiring. We started interacting on each other's social media accounts, and one day while I was on my lunch break at work, I received a message from one of their staff asking if I would be interested in doing an interview for their blog as they really liked what I was doing with LOOP! Reading that message was like that moment on Christmas morning as a kid when you get all excited and giddy to wake up and get going (I also may have cried with excitement when I read the message...) Of course I accepted, as I thought it was so incredibly nice of them to ask me. When I started LOOP, I genuinely thought this was going to be a blog for me to look back on my time with the OceanBridge Ambassador Program. I never thought things would turn out the way they have and get people in and out of the Veterinary industry talking about plastic pollution. This project has become my second home, and I love every moment of working on it. I've attached a link to the interview below for those interested in reading it. Thank you again PlasticOceansCanada for the opportunity to share my story with you and your followers, and also to my fellow co-workers, Benjamin, my mentor, and my partner, Glenn, for supporting me throughout this entire journey. I promise I will continue on the hamster-wheel that is pushing for plastic reduction in Veterinary Medicine!
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Veterinary Mermaid,