Caroline (Caz) Yon has been living and working on Ascension Island for the last 20 years and currently manages the ESA Telemetry Tracking Station at North East Bay. For her day job, Caz is a communications engineer but as with a lot of people on a small island wears many hats on a voluntary basis.
She gave up being a Justice of the Peace after 13 years of service and is now a legal advisor assisting people with various criminal and civil issues.
Caz also runs the Ascension Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offering front line and emergency veterinary services as well as overseeing the import/export of pet animals. Caz is also a First Aid and PADI Dive Instructor and offers courses in both on the island.
Rare moments of spare time are always spent in the water away from telephones and emails! Having always lived next to, surrounded by or on the sea it is only natural she has a love of the underwater world. After years of slightly bewildered but nonetheless real admiration and appreciation of the marine environment, she is really hoping to gain greater insights and knowledge by being involved in the survey.
She feels this is a fantastic opportunity to kick start education and awareness of the inshore waters of Ascension and will hopefully lead to a long term conservation commitment thus ensuring the health and vitality of the marine life for generations to come.