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  • b i r t hofAsha de Vos(1979)
  • When she was only six years old, she would look at National Geographic magazines and imagine herself working for them in the future.
  • After her primary education she moved to Scotland to study marine and environmental biology at the University of St. Andrews.
  • De Vos is the first and only Sri Lankan to gain a PhD in marine mammal research.
  • De Vos is also an invited member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Cetacean Specialist Group. She was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California Santa Cruz and a guest blogger for National Geographic.
  • She founded the non-profit Oceanswell, Sri Lanka's first marine conservation research and education organization.
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