Jacinta Gomez is Oceana’s Outreach and Project Director in Belize. Originally from Belize, Jacinta is committed to protecting Belize’s marine resources having spent much of her childhood on or near the water. In 2019, Jacinta received her M.S. in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, for which she received the Chevening Fellowship. Jacinta joined Oceana in April 2016 as the Communications and Coalitions officer and has led Oceana’s Field Representative program in Belize since February 2017. Prior to her time at Oceana, she attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Jacinta also holds a Master’s degree in Development Policy from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Sejong City, South Korea where she concentrated her studies on International Development and Public Administration.