A marine biologist of the future, 18-year-old Danielle Seales has already demonstrated her thirst for knowledge when it comes to Cayman’s marine environment by interning with the Department of Environment, learning about their turtle programme. Since then, Danielle has frequently volunteered with the DoE, even when it meant long 12-hour days in the sun searching for nests.
This tenacity and drive to discover and learn demonstrated a spectacular work ethic which impressed those who worked with her. In addition, Danielle has also interned with the DoE’s Marine Division and also at CCMI in Little Cayman.
A student at St Ignatius High School, Danielle has earned seven GCSEs, and is now Deputy Head Girl, finishing her three A-level studies in Spanish, Music and Marine Biology.
As a former Stingray swim club member, she excelled in swimming competitions and has represented her country overseas in Jamaica and Florida, setting new records in various groups. Danielle is a Certified Open Water diver and is an avid participant in the annual Flowers Sea Swim.
She is also a talented musician, having represented her school in music concerts overseas in Scotland, as well as performing at the National Children’s Festival of the Arts.
She is passionately involved in playing steel pan, performing in a concert band and choir and has played at a variety of musical programmes and concerts around the Cayman Islands.
Danielle has shown her maturity and endeavour by becoming a Junior Achievement leadership runner up in its Human Resources Award and is a Key Club participant in its leadership programme. She is currently a scholarship recipient of both the Cayman Islands Government and The Arts and Music Programme.
Her many talents, hard work, perseverance, responsible conduct and passion to preserve Cayman’s natural resources make her an inspiration for her peers.