Attish Kanhai has been a university tutor, a gym instructor, and currently works as a marine scientist, a position he has held for almost a decade. Attish studied at the University of the West Indies where he holds a degree in Biology, then, in an odd career choice, he studied for a master’s degree in engineering which now makes him seem wholly impressive in his author’s bio.
Attish has been published in international online magazines as well as regularly in the daily newspapers in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago. He believes that science communication is as important as conducting science itself and has dedicated himself to describing environmental concerns in a fun and relatable manner.
Just to be a rebel he enjoys drinking a cup of Spiced Chai tea when writing as opposed to Earl Grey which appears to be the drink of choice for most writers. You can catch him writing from the comforts of his own home while listening to a football podcast or the sound of his neighbour cutting the lawn.
Cari Bois is a national community that brings together communities, activists, academics, scientists and journalists, to tell their own stories around the environmental impact of the extractive sector in Trinidad and Tobago, and wider irresponsible development.