Where are they now?
Chris Maxey (M.A. 1998, MAF)
Photo (left to right): Dr. Kenny Broad, Chris Maxey, Dr. Daniel Benetti
Director of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation and Co-Founder of the Island School.
In 1998, Chris Maxey, graduate of Marine Affairs and Policy at RSMAS, and Pam Maxey formed the Cape Eleuthera Marine Conservation Project (now Cape Eleuthera Foundation) to build a school and research station at Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. Now, more than 10 years later, the project has expanded to include a community middle school and resource center, the Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS), for local students and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) that focuses more energy on sustainable development initiatives. It has also launched a new company called Cape Systems Limited to expand the influence of The Island School sustainability model by adding professional capacity, strategic partnerships and working closely with the business and development communities.
Chris made a visit to the Rosenstiel School in October 2011 to give a lecture about the environmental and social projects through The Island School that are aligned with the Foundation's ongoing missions of education, research and outreach. He also discussed opportunities for sustainability research and education that are available in the School. Hopefully, in the future, the Rosenstiel School and the Island School will have a formal partnership with the goal of educating students about sustainability issues.
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