Tamara Arenovich is a media and communications specialist. She holds an MSc degree in Statistics and studied Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. Driven by social responsibility and a love for the ocean, Tamara transitioned into environmental conservation after a lengthy career in healthcare and academia.
Tamara has served on the front lines of ten Sea Shepherd campaigns. In Mexico, she stood shoulder-to-shoulder with courageous and passionate activists, working tirelessly to protect the world’s most endangered marine mammal: the vaquita porpoise. She has supported the scientific efforts of conservation researchers in the Revillagigedo Archipelago and the Guadalupe Biosphere Reserve.
In Canada, she participated in Sea Shepherd’s Operation Virus Hunter campaign, amplifying the voices of First Nations in their fight to protect wild salmon and coastal ecosystems from the devastating ecological impacts of salmon farming.
In the Caribbean, she documented and supported Sea Shepherd’s response to climate crises, bringing aid and supplies to hurricane survivors.
In Costa Rica, she monitored the critical nesting beaches for endangered sea turtles, ensuring the safety of the mother turtles, hatchlings, and eggs.
Through these experiences, Tamara has witnessed the scope of the plight of the world’s ocean and all of its inhabitants firsthand. But she has also seen the profound impact that a dedicated and compassionate group of individuals can have and finds daily inspiration in the heroism of her Sea Shepherd crewmates.
Tamara’s activism was most recently featured in the popular Netflix documentary Seaspiracy.