Airbnb chooses female Phoenix to travel to Antarctica for research project
PHOENIX – A female Phoenix was one of five people chosen to participate in a research project in Antarctica this winter.
Airbnb, the sponsor of the project, announced Wednesday that Tynthia, 35, had been selected from more than 140,000 applicants. His last name was not in the Press release.
The group will travel to the remote mainland in December to help the Ocean Conservancy collect snow samples and study the effects of microplastics, the statement said.
They will also spend time in Chile to study their findings and train to become advocates for ocean conservation.
Meet the five adventurers selected from over 140,000 applications for the sabbatical to Antarctica, a one-of-a-kind scientific research mission led by scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams.https://t.co/C9ZX54n7ib
– Airbnb (@Airbnb) October 30, 2019
“By understanding the impact of plastic pollution in such a remote location, it is hoped that the five volunteers will provide information on how we can help protect Antarctica and the world at large,” Airbnb said in the report. communicated.
Tynthia, who experienced homelessness as a child, worked for the Red Cross and a Ghanaian orphanage in West Africa.
“It’s 2019 – I feel like we all have a voice and the tools to be heard in the world,” she said in a Tweeter.
“Why not say something that helps others help themselves and the world we live in for generations to come? “
The other four participants come from Hawaii, Norway, India and the United Arab Emirates.