Four months after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Caribbean, 15 teams from islands across the region gathered in Antigua to develop high-tech solutions to help victims cope with future disasters.
“Most of the room had survived an earthquake, a hurricane, or is facing changing climate,” said Daisy Kendrick, a Northeastern graduate whose nonprofit organized the event. “But they rarely get the opportunity or the support to be able to come up with their own ideas.”
Kendrick, who majored in international affairs and minored in law and public policy, founded Ocean Generation in 2016 to help young people better understand the problems plaguing the world’s oceans. Over the past two years, she has worked with a fishing community in Haiti, a group of students in Saint Lucia, and other island communities to help them cope with the challenges posed by overfishing, plastic pollution, and climate change.