Amy has recently completed her Honours thesis in International Development, with Dalhousie University, on surf tourism in Ghana. She spent the third year of her degree program studying abroad and interning with Black Star Developments – a surf related non-governmental organization (NGO) in Busua Beach. She has been a surf tourist for nine years, allowing her to compare the effects of surf tourism in different coastal communities. Her passion for surfing new waves soon blossomed into aspirations to learn about new cultures and become an advocate promoting global equality and sustainability. She is now pursuing her Masters in International Development with Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, concerning the effects of climate change in coastal communities in West Africa.