Qualifications: MSc. Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Port Blair campus, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2018-2020) and BSc. Zoology from Kannur University (2015-2018).
Profile: Meera, a thalassophile by nature, belongs to Kannur, Malabar Coast of Kerala which is renowned for its beautiful beaches and rich cultural heritage. This served as an inspiration to her for pursuing a career in the Fisheries sector. She has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Kannur University and she did an internship on the topic, “Plant-Animal interaction with respect to Phenology” with NCF, Bangalore. She holds a master’s degree in marine biology from Pondicherry University’s Port Blair campus. She has always been fascinated by the marine world and living in the Andaman Islands has added to her passion for island life. After her master’s, she worked as a Sagarmitra with the Kerala Fisheries Department for two years. This paved the way for her to continue her career in the Fisheries sector and work for the well-being of the fishing community. She loves and enjoys nature as much as other things like photographing a moment, journeys to different places and playing badminton.
She is currently working with the SeaChange Andamans Team as a Programme Assistant. Her previous experience working as a Sagarmitra, will help her in creating a link between the different fisheries stakeholders in the project sites.